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9/11 – Patriot Day Ceremony during Early Settler’s Day
September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Sept. 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This day is now referred to as “Patriot’s Day” calling on citizens to do a day of service in memory of the heroes of that day. Please join the La Junta Chamber of Commerce and the local 9/11 family advocates in remembering and honoring those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony will feature a flag ceremony, speakers, and a bell-tolling ceremony to honor the Colorado victims and First Responders lost. The ceremony will take place at noon during the Early Settlers Day at City Park. During the outdoors ceremony, the event will include brief remarks from Mayor Jeffri Pruyn, Fire Chief Brad Davidson, and more. There will be a 21 gun salute by the local American Legion Post 9. Citizens are encouraged to bring balloons to be released at the end of the ceremony. Names of 9/11 victims will be available to tie to the balloons at the gazebo. A 9/11 informational Kiosk will be in the north gazebo next to the City Park lake. Please visit to learn stories of the amazing people we lost that day.