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Patriot’s Day ceremony at Chicory Square held in honor of 20th anniversary of 9/11

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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - The Patriot Day ceremony held over the weekend in Bluefield West Virginia’s Chicory Square was a success --according to organizers.

The event started with a word from the city's mayor, followed by a presentation of colors by the Montcalm High School JROTC, the National Anthem and then the Pledge of Allegiance, all to honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001.

A Fireman's Prayer - last call Bell Ceremony and the singing of "God Bless America" closed out the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 City of Blue Field, West Virginia's Patriot Day Ceremony.

Bluefield, West Virginia’s City ambassador Marie Blackwell says it was a day of remembrance.

"Just the camaraderie of the whole community that came out for support this event, and what that event meant to those people,” she said. “It was just a wonderful way to express our feelings for what happened that day.”

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