City – The Mayor and City Council announced
that the City of Daly City will observe Patriot
Day, the first anniversary of the September 11th
tragedy, in honor of the individuals who lost
their lives as a result of the terrorists attacks
last year. Flags at all City facilities will be
flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 11.
The community at-large is also encouraged to display
the flag at half-staff in front of their homes
In addition, a moment of silence will be observed
at all city-owned buildings and facilities, at
10:29 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), on Wednesday,
September 11, to commemorate the collapse of One
World Trade Center.
At 12 noon, the Pledge of Allegiance will be recited
at many city facilities, including City Hall,
Doelger Center, Lincoln Community Center, Westlake
and Serramonte libraries, the City Corporation
Yard, and all five fire stations.
"Wherever you may be at 12 noon next Wednesday,
I hope you will take the time to recite the Pledge
of Allegiance. For those residents wishing to
assemble for a group flag salute, they are welcome
to join us at the designated sites," Mayor
Michael P. Guingona noted.
To further demonstrate their continued support
of national unity, Daly City residents are urged
to turn-on their porch lights the evening of September
"Daly City remembers the heroes of September
11, 2001, and is united with the nation in honoring
them," said Mayor Guingona. "We join
the President and the United States Senate and
Congress in observing Patriot Day."
The City of Daly City is also supporting the San
Mateo County-wide community observance, which
starts at 8:45 a.m., on Wednesday, September 11,
2002, at the San Mateo County Fair and Exposition
Center in San Mateo. All City offices will remain
open, while City employees participate in the
Patriot Day activities.