Patriot Day in Lakewood…a time to reflect and give thanks

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Lakewood has commemorated Patriot Day every year since the tragic events of 9/11/2001. City residents stop to remember and honor those lost in the terrorist attacks on our nation and those public safety officers and military personnel who are still on the front lines in the struggle against terrorism.

This year’s Patriot Day commemoration will take place on Monday, September 11, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the concert grove at Del Valle Park (Woodruff Avenue at Arbor Road).

Patriotic music will be performed by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Band and the Golden Sands Chorus, Lakewood’s award-winning women’s chorus.

The annual “Thank a Servicemember” letter-writing program will officially begin, with free postcards and materials available for residents to participate. Information will be available on Lakewood’s Veterans History Project as well.

Parking will be at a premium around Del Valle Park. Those who live near the park are encouraged to leave their car at home and walk to the event.

  • Bring a blanket or low-rise lawn chair for seating.
  • Super Mex and Mr. B’s Kettle Corn will provide concessions throughout the program.
  • Dogs and alcohol are prohibited at all city parks.

For more information, call Lakewood city staff at 562-866-9771, extension 2408.