Patriot Day

Row of American flags

Just two weeks after the horrors of Sept. 11, 2001, the City of Lakewood organized a community gathering of solidarity at the Lakewood Civic Center.

And every year since, on Sept. 11, residents have again gathered to remember and to show appreciation for our first responders and military personnel who protect and serve us at home and abroad.

The City of Lakewood invites residents to a flag-lowering ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 outside City Hall at 5050 Clark Ave. The ceremony includes the presentation of the colors, remarks from Lakewood’s mayor, a keynote speaker, a musical performance and moment of silence.

At the conclusion of the event, the Los Angeles County Fire Department will conduct a bell ringing ceremony and trumpeters from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will play Taps as our nation’s flag is lowered for the night.