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Beaumont to Commemorate Patriot Day at 9/11 Ceremony on Tuesday, September 11, 2018
News Release
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Beaumont, Texas – Mayor Becky Ames, the City of Beaumont, the Police, Fire and EMS departments, and United States Army 842nd Transportation Battalion are hosting a Patriot Day Commemoration Ceremony on Tuesday, September 11. The service will be held at the Downtown Event Centre, on the patio, at 11 a.m. Brigadier General Patrick Hamilton of the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard will serve as the guest speaker.

“I am honored to speak to the Beaumont community and participate in the ceremony,” stated Brigadier General Patrick Hamilton. “Since my last visit to the area as the Dual Status Commander of the National Guard for Hurricane Harvey relief, it will be great to see Beaumont thriving and under better circumstances. I am looking forward to the event and excited to be in the City of Beaumont.”

The ceremony will include patriotic music, a presentation of colors by the Fire and EMS Honor Guard, playing of taps, a flyover and 21 Gun Salute. The laying of the wreaths will be conducted by the 842nd Transportation Battalion in honor of first responders and civilians involved in the attack.

“This event is so important to our community,” said Mayor Becky Ames. “Patriot Day is a day to reflect on the lives that were lost and to take time to remember the sacrifices that were made to keep us safe. The ability to gather as a community to honor those who risked their lives for others, is the least we could do. We want to encourage the public to come out and be a part of this ceremony, to not only pay tribute to those we lost, but support our first responders in the community as well.”

Beaumont Fire Chief, Earl White, will deliver the welcome. Mayor Becky Ames will introduce the speaker, Brigadier General Patrick Hamilton, and offer closing comments. Bishop Curtis J. Guillory of Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica will give the invocation and benediction. EMS Manager, Max Nquyen will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and BPD Officer, Odis Butler, will sing the national anthem. Officer Jeff Courts, Courts Ensemble and a BISD choir will perform Amazing Grace, Hallelujah and God Bless America, respectively.

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