Robert Perea, the Fernley Reporter
The Nevada Veteran’s Coalition will be holding its yearly 9/11 Memorial Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Out of Town Park in Fernley.
By a joint resolution December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as “Patriot Day,” and by Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009 the Congress has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized “National Day of Service and Remembrance.” The President signed the resolution on September 9th, 2016.
The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance or 9/11 Day is a federally-recognized day of unity and charitable service, annually observed on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
It has grown to become the largest annual day of charitable service in the United States.
The Nevada Veterans Coalition has been conducting this memorial service for 17 years.
In addition, Fernley Intermediate School also hosts its 9/11 Memorial Assembly, which is open to the public, at 2 p.m. in the FIS gym.