The community is invited to join the Nampa Fire Department and Nampa Police Department at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021 for the annual Patriot Day ceremony which is held to honor and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving their community twenty years ago on September 11, 2001.
Nampa Fire Department Captain Frank Beauvais will emcee the event and Nampa firefighter and paramedic Joel Baker will be the bell ringer. The invocation and closing prayer will be given by Nampa Police Department Chaplain Andy Satta.
Taps will be played during the raising of the flag by Larré Robertson, a member of Bugles Across America. This year the flag will be presented by Nampa Fire and Police Honor Guards, followed by Amazing Grace on the bagpipes. The ceremony includes the Ringing of the Last Alarm, a tradition in fire departments when there is a line of duty death.
The remembrance event will occur at Fire Station No. 1, located at the corner of 1st Street South and 10th Avenue South in Nampa. The event will also be live streamed through the Nampa Police Department’s Facebook page. The ceremony is expected to last about 15 minutes. Those attending in person are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early and practice physical distancing. The ceremony will begin promptly at 8 a.m.