Patriot Day Ceremony

Location:Pickens Veterans Memorial Park (at Lee Newton Park)
Start Date:9/11/2022
Start Time:1:30 PM
Description:Patriot Day is a United States national observance that honors the memory of those killed in the September 11 attacks. It is not a public holiday therefore government offices, educational institutions and businesses do not close on this day.

On Patriot Day, the national flag is flown at half-mast on all United States government buildings and establishments. Individuals are encouraged to display flags on their homes.

The Veterans Memorial Park will host the annual national observance with its annual ceremonies at the Veterans Park. The ceremonies performed at the park truly reveal the sacrifices every American has since September 11.

The ceremonies will consist of guest speaker Commandant Bill Craig, Marine Corps League Detachment 1280 and an honor guard paying meticulous attention to correctly folding the flag of the United States of America flag 13 times. Each fold has a meaning and explains, when each fold is conducted to the participants as each fold is accomplished.

The second ceremony is retiring an American flag. The ceremony is honoring the flag as a symbol of the nation's unity, its hopes, achievements, glory, and resolve. The American flag will be retired by burning it appropriately during the ceremony in a solemn atmosphere.
Tickets/Signup:If you have any questions regarding this event, contact Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park. Contact # 706.253.0501,, website: