RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) Former President George W. Bush declared the first "Patriot Day" just before September 11 in 2002. Then in 2016, former President Barack Obama expanded Patriot Day to include a national day of service and remembrance.
On Patriot Day, you can honor the memories of those who lost their lives by volunteering, spreading kindness, and participating in remembrance vigils.
Several of those remembrance events are happening in our hometowns.
Radford University Flag Ceremony
WHERE: Muse Hall
WHEN: 6:30 a.m.
WHO: The Young Americans For Freedom chapter at Radford University
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Silent Formation
WHERE: The Upper Squad of Virginia Tech, between Pearson and New Cadet Hall
WHEN: 7:20 a.m.
WHO: Local first-responders will be in attendance. The public is also invited.
9/11 Ceremony in Appomattox
WHERE: The Veterans Wall of Honor, outside the Appomattox Court House on Court Street
WHEN: 9 a.m.
First Responders Appreciation Luncheon
WHERE: American Legion 325 in North Danville
WHEN: Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and a 9/11 ceremony will begin at noon, including a speech by Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones.
WHO: First responders and veterans in Danville
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