Fire District to host 20th anniversary of Patriot Day
On Saturday, September 11, 2021, The Valley Center Fire Protection District will be hosting its annual 9-11 reading of the names and patriot day celebration at Fire Station 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
According to Fire Chief Joe Napier, “This year is especially important as it is the 20th anniversary of our promise to Never Forget the day our Country was attacked in an act of terrorism causing the death of 2,996 people including 343 Firefighters, 23 Police Officers, 37 Port Authority Officers, 189 Pentagon Employees and 64 American Airline Employees.”
He added, “We also remember the thousands of Soldiers, Airmen, Seamen and Marines who have collectively paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect America and our way of life from those who would do us harm and continue reading the growing list of Firefighters and rescue workers who have contracted a myriad of illnesses and died since digging on the pile to retrieve our fallen brothers and sisters.”
Following the event, the Valley Center Business Association will be hosting a Valley Center Firehouse Fundraiser Fair to benefit the Valley Center Fire Department Foundation’s Fire Station Building Fund. This fair will include food, music, dancing, games and a live auction into the evening.