Day of Service and Remembrance Event Set for Friday

The City of Fresno will commemorate September 11th with a “Day of Service and Remembrance” event at Eaton Plaza on Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Ashley Swearengin will issue a proclamation recognizing local volunteers who give generously of their time to meet a variety of critical needs across our community. A moment of silence will also be observed in honor of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Mayor Swearengin will present the proclamation to Cathy Caples, Executive Director of HandsOn Central California and Pete Weber, Chairman of Fresno Citizen Corps. Volunteers from all local organizations are invited to attend the commemoration event and be recognized. Fresno City Council member Blong Xiong, Fresno Fire Chief Randy Bruegman and Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer will also participate.

Following the ceremony, attendees are encouraged to stay for the evening’s “Movies in the Park” program, sponsored by Fresno PARCS and Comcast. The festivities will include a display of vehicles, featuring a new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) rapid response unit, the Police Chaplain's NEST vehicle, Fresno Fire's "Emergency Support 1" bus, and more. Food will be available for purchase along with a bounce house for children. The animated Disney movie "Bolt" will begin at dusk. The movie and parking are free.

In addition, the Legion of Valor Military Museum, located across the street from Eaton Plaza, will be open until 7pm with free admission.