O’Fallon’s 9-11 Ceremony: A Tribute to First Responders

O'Fallon, Missouri's First Responders 9-11 Memorial will be the site of a Patriot Day Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11. The public is invited to place flowers at the memorial.

O’Fallon’s 9-11 Ceremony: A Tribute to First Responders

The public is invited to join the City of O'Fallon, Missouri, in observing Patriot Day on Tuesday, September 11, with a ceremony, “A Tribute to First Responders” beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at the First Responders 9-11 Memorial outside the O’Fallon Police Department at the O'Fallon Municipal Centre, 100 North Main Street, O'Fallon MO 63366.

The ceremony includes the Police, Fire and Ambulance District Honor Guard, the sounding of sirens followed by a moment of silence, and an invitation to the public to place flowers at the memorial, which was created from steel salvaged from the destruction of New York City’s World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

The ceremony includes remarks by O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy, O’Fallon Police Chief Roy Joachimstaler, O’Fallon Fire Protection District Chief Michael J. Ballmann, St. Charles County Ambulance District Chief Ken Koch. Greg Cissell, music director for St. Dominic High School, will play “Taps.” For more information, contact Conan Stott at cstott@ofallon.mo.us or 636-379-5550.

Directions - On I-70, take Exit 217 at highways K and M (Main Street) in O’Fallon. Drive north on Main Street for about one-half mile; cross the railroad tracks and make an immediate right into the O’Fallon Municipal Centre parking lot.

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Jim Frain September 22, 2012 at 02:56 AM
A wonderful ceremony...Great turnout by all ages of O'Fallon residents....A perfect opportunity to reflect on our POW and MIA heroes and also to remind us of our responsibility to thank and take care of our veterans who come back to us from Iraq and Afghanistan. I was proud to see so many veteran's there with their families. A special night.


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