Patriot Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2002
Press Contact:  
John C. Martin, City Manager
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DALY CITY TO OBSERVE PATRIOT DAY on 9/11
Daly 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 and businesses.

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 11.

"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.

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