By Kristin Rover
Clermont County Commissioners proclaimed Sept. 11 as Patriots’ Day in Clermont County during their Aug. 28 session.
Commissioner Ed Humphrey read the proclamation and encouraged residents to recognize Sept. 11 as Patriots’ Day.
“The victims and their families who lost loved ones remain in our hearts,” Humphrey said.
He said the mission that began Sept. 11, 2001 continues, and they are grateful to all of the men and women who serve.
“We urge all citizens to recognize the day with the appropriate ceremonies,” Humphrey said.
He said they will fly flags in support of Patriots’ Day and will also observe a moment of silence on Sept. 11 at 8:46 a.m.
Commissioner David Uible said they will deliver their proclamation to fire and EMS personnel in the county.
In addition to county activities, a ceremony and memorial concert will be held in the village of New Richmond Sept. 11.
The village has been having a September 11 memorial ceremony and concert since the terrorists attacks happened in 2001, according to New Richmond resident and concert organizer Ralph Shepherd.
“It started at the high school the day it happened,” Shepherd said previously. “Every year we hold it on the date.”
He said it is important to remember Sept. 11 and the significance of the day.
“It changed the United States’ thinking,” he said.
The concert will begin at 5 p.m. at the bandstand.