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Flags to be flown at half-staff, events planned for Sept. 11

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:18 PM

In remembrance of terrorist attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001, American flags are required to be flown at half-staff Wednesday.

According to Ret. Lt. Col. Jim Henderson, historian for the state American Legion chapter, public law 107-89 requires the president to issue a proclamation for the U.S. flag to be displayed at half-staff for the day on Patriot Day. He said this is per the requirements of flag code section 7(m). 

Locally, a Sept. 11 observance is planned for 1 p.m. at Watertown High School, sponsored by the Watertown-East Wilson County Chamber of Commerce. 

Lebanon will celebrate Patriot Day on Wednesday with an afternoon of activities at the James E. Ward Ag Center.

The city of Lebanon and American Legion Post 15 are cosponsoring the event.

The day begins at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies. Activities include a classic car cruise in, a patriotic service, performances by local school bands and choirs, pony rides, bungee jumping and vendor booths.

The Veterans 5K Run will kick off at 5 p.m. Food will be available on site. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display at 8 p.m.

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