Since first gathering two weeks after the horrific events of September 11, 2001, Lakewood residents have come together annually to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks and pay tribute to the U.S. military personnel and public safety first responders who protect and serve us at home and abroad.
The commemorative event was held for many years at Del Valle Park with a patriotic concert, but it was re-designed in 2018 to return to its original location in front of City Hall, in a more compact setting that continues to convey the solemn feelings and recognition of Lakewood residents.
The City of Lakewood solemnly commemorates Patriot Day with a flag-lowering ceremony on September 11 at City Hall at 5050 Clark Ave.
The ceremony includes the presentation of the colors, remarks from Lakewood's mayor and a brief musical performance. A moment of silence will be observed before the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department trumpet players play Taps as our nation’s flag is lowered for the night.
The event is recorded in a photo collection within Lakewood's Community Gallery.