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2008 Media Releases

September 5, 2008
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Keith Fickenscher, Veterans Memorial Garden, 486-8570, 440-2997


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

Speakers will include Mayor Chris Beutler, Keith Fickenscher, Chairman of the Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Veterans Memorial Garden, and Rex Miller, who was at the Pentagon when it was attacked. Rev. Don Coleman will give the invocation and benediction, and VFW Post #3606 will provide the color guard for the event.

Zuri will sing “The National Anthem” and “God Bless America,” and pianist Nancy V. Wolfe will play “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes. The program also includes a performance of “Where Were You?” by the trio of pianist Molly Schmit, guitarist Brian Kohel and vocalist Aaron Fickenscher.

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.

The next event at the Garden is the Veteran’s Day tribute at 11 a.m. November 11.

For more information, contact Fickenscher at 486-8570 or 440-2997.

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