The community is invited to join the Nampa Fire Department and Nampa Police Department at 8 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 for the annual Patriot Day ceremony which is held to honor and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving their community on September 11, 2001.
Nampa Fire Department Captain Frank Beauvais will emcee the event and Nampa firefighter and paramedic Matt Smith 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 Larre’ 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’s a line of duty death.
Nampa Fire Chief Kirk Carpenter said, “Although our communities and this great country are in the middle of difficult trials and uncertainty, we vowed to “Never Forget,” and that includes even during a pandemic. We invite the community to join us virtually or in person as we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and show our appreciation for those who continue serving as everyday heroes to protect our freedoms and way of life.”
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, practice physical distancing and wear face coverings. The ceremony will begin promptly at 8 a.m.