At least two public events Tuesday will help the community observe Patriot Day in a group setting.
The Brownwood Salvation Army Service Center and Woodmen of the World will sponsor a program at the Salvation Army, 403 Lakeway Drive, at 8:15 a.m.
Meanwhile, CARE Nursing & Rehab will serve a come-and-go pancake breakfast for emergency responders in the area from 8 to 10 a.m. in the CARE Retirement Apartments dining room.
Part of the program at the Salvation Army involves the unveiling of a new flag pole donated to the center by Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society Lodge No. 45, Donna Harris, service center director, said.
“We thought Sept. 11, 2012, would be the right time to raise the Lodge’s 9-11 flag reflecting the names of the first responders and those whose lives were claimed that day,” Harris said. “The ceremony will then reflect the moments of the crashes, and Blake Holleman of the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society lodge, will talk about their part in remembering Sept. 11, 2001.”
The program will be opened in prayer by Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes. Guadalupe Galvan will sing, and several of the community’s first responders will offer remarks.
The ceremony will end with the raising of the American flag and a salute. The public is invited, Harris said.