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American Legion Post 572 hosts Patriot Day ceremony Saturday morning

Local dignitaries, San Angelo firefighters and members of the SAPD and TGCSO were present to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Credit: Sandy Rojas

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Citizens, dignitaries, Boy Scout troops, car aficionados, firefighters, law enforcement officers and others gathered Saturday morning for a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on 9/11.

The American Legion Post 572 hosted a car show Saturday at Mitchell Buck-GMC on Sherwood Way, and took a pause in the event to honor the memories of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

In front of dozens of vehicles lined up for the show, the American Legion was joined by San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter, San Angelo Police Department assistant chiefs David Howard and Tracy Fincher, Tom Green County Sheriff Nick Hanna, Tom Green County Commissioner Pct. 3 Rick Bacon and San Angelo City Council member SMD 3 Harry Thomas. Members of the San Angelo Fire Department were on hand to participate in the ceremony as well.

Posted by Mitchell Buick-GMC on Tuesday, September 7, 2021

After Gunter read the City Council's proclamation naming Sept. 11, 2021, as Patriot Day, the American Legion presented her and the City with a Blue Star flag to be flown in honor of the day.