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Prescott Valley remembers 9/11 starting Friday

The multi agency honor guard waits in front of the Healing Fields during the 2015 Prescott Valley 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony at the Prescott Valley Civic Center. Several hundred people attended the event. This year’s event is on Sunday.
Photo by Les Stukenberg.

The multi agency honor guard waits in front of the Healing Fields during the 2015 Prescott Valley 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony at the Prescott Valley Civic Center. Several hundred people attended the event. This year’s event is on Sunday.

Patriot Week 2016 kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday with some running and more than 3,000 United States flags taking root at the Prescott Valley Civic Center.

Prescott Valley dedicated Patriot Week to remembering the thousands of people who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The flags will be placed Friday morning, one flag for each victim of the attacks. The Blessing of the Field is at 4 p.m Friday.

The Patriot Run, a 10K, 5K and fun run event, is scheduled for Saturday. Proceeds from this event help pay the travel expenses for Central Yavapai Fire Honor Guard. The racing starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Civic Center.

The annual 9/11 Memorial Program is scheduled for 1 p.m., Sunday at the Civic Center. The keynote speaker is former Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo.

The Prescott POPS Symphony is scheduled to perform at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Center.

More details available online at www.facebook.com/PVPatriotWeek.

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