Remember September 11 at this year’s Patriot Day—details here

City of Vestavia Hills
The Patriot Day service will be held at the Vestavia Hills City Hall. (City of Vestavia Hills / Facebook)

This year’s Patriot Day service, an event that honors those who died and those who served during the events of September 11, will be held in Vestavia Hills. Keep reading to find out how you can participate in this meaningful service.

Patriot Day 2022

Mountain Brook american flag
Commemorating September 11, 2001. (Mountain Brook Fire Department / Facebook)

All are invited to attend the service that rotates between Vestavia, Homewood and Mountain Brook. This year’s keynote speaker is Michael Williams, a retired special agent in charge for the Birmingham field office of the U.S. Secret Service.

Captain Shane Ware of the Vestavia Hills Police Department explained the significance of services like this.

“We as a nation lost almost 3,000 civilians and first responders during the attack or as a direct result of the attack. We commemorate Sept. 11 to remind our officers and firefighters of what sacrifice can look like and to pay respect to fallen first responders.”

Remembering September 11

In a release from The Homewood Star, Ware said the events of that day tested America like never before.

“The importance of remembering and honoring those who died that day shows our nation’s unity and resolve. The path of so many people’s lives came together that day while we grieved as a nation, not as individuals. We were one nation grieving together, knowing that our freedom and way of life was being tested.”

Captain Shane Ware, Vestavia Hills Police Department

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