By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– The Town of Apple Valley will host a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11, in memory of the men and women who lost their lives twenty years ago.
The morning ceremony will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the flag poles located between Town Hall and the Library, with a lowering of the flags to half-staff to remember the fallen.
Joining Mayor Curt Emick and members of the Town Council will be public safety officers from the Apple Valley Fire District and Apple Valley Police along with Regina Cervantes, an EMT first responder on scene at Ground Zero on 9/11 and who helped treat other rescue workers and injured victims.
“We must never forget that dreadful day, though it brings us great sorrow it also reminds us of the selfless acts of the first responders and everyday heroes on that day,” said Mayor Curt Emick. “We will never forget the stories of the men and women and first responders who did extra ordinary things on 9/11 to help one another, to render medical care, to sacrifice their own lives for the sake of others, to comfort and mourn with one another, and ultimately, to come together to help rebuild our nation.
The ceremony will include the raising of a Patriot Day ceremonial flag.
“Patriot Day reminds us that we are at our best when we are united, even during the darkest of days,” said David Coleman, Parks and Recreation Manager. “On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, our hope is that this moment of reflection inspires us to do likewise, to serve others, in our neighborhood, and in our community.”
Town Hall is located at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway. For more information, please call (760) 240-7880.