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2007 Media Releases

September 4, 2007
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Keith Fickenscher, Veterans Memorial Garden, 486-8570


The Veterans Memorial Garden in Antelope Park will again be the site of "Patriot Day – Lincoln Remembers," a free community memorial to observe the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. The event is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 11. It is sponsored by the City of Lincoln and the Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Veterans Memorial Garden.

The keynote speaker will be John Hilgert, Director of the Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs. Other speakers include Keith Fickenscher, Chairman of the Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Veterans Memorial Garden, and a representative of the families who lost loved ones in the 9-11 attacks. “The National Anthem” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” will be sung by Zuri, and Edwin Mukusha will play “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes. The program also includes a duet by Aaron Fickenscher and Brian Kohel.

The public is encouraged to arrive early to tour the Garden and its memorials. Bench seating will be available, but those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Parking is available north and south of the Auld Recreation Center. Handicapped parking is available south of Auld. In case of rain the event will move inside the Auld Recreation Center.

For more information, contact Fickenscher at 486-8570.

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