FORT LEWIS, WA — The Fort Lewis military community will observe the 7th anniversary of 9-11 with a flag raising ceremony at 6:30 a.m. in front of the I Corps Headquarters and a Patriot Day Remembrance Service at noon in the main post chapel.
The purpose of the ceremonies is to remember events that occurred September 11, 2001, honor the memory of the emergency response personnel who perished during the tragic events that day, and to remember and honor all who have fallen in the Global War on Terrorism.
The flag raising ceremony will include an invocation, color guard formation, remarks by Brig. Gen. Jeff Mathis, 1st Corps and Fort Lewis Deputy Commanding General, and raising of the flag. The Patriot Day Service will be one of prayer and remembrance.
On December 18, 2001 Congress designated, through a joint resolution, September 11 of each year as “Patriot Day”. The resolution serves to remember and honor all the fallen in the Global War on Terrorism since 8:36 a.m. EST September 11, 2001.