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NEWS ADVISORY

Sept. 6, 2011
Contact: Jeff Hood, communications specialist, (209) 333-6801

City to commemorate 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks with ceremony, emergency preparedness fair

9-11 logoThe City of Lodi invites the community to participate in the September 11 Remembrance Ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the southeast lawn of Hutchins Street Square.

Following the ceremony, the City and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are cosponsoring a Community Emergency Preparedness Fair in Crete Hall at Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St.

The Lodi Police and Fire departments, the California Army National Guard and American Legion Post 22 are among the participants in the remembrance ceremony. Speakers include a local teen whose father has served in Iraq, and a Lodi man who was in one of the World Trade Center towers when it was struck by a jetliner.

Members of the California Army National Guard will read the names of those military members with ties to San Joaquin County who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks, followed by a fire department tradition of bell ringing for those lost in the line of duty and the playing of taps.

Those attending the Community Emergency Preparedness Fair may obtain free information from nonprofit organizations, public safety and health agencies, as well as health screenings. Topics include children’s safety, emergency food/water storage, food preservation and basic first aid, as well as many other tips to prepare your family for a potential emergency.

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