Patriot Day - 15th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11
The City of Akron, The Love Akron Network, & FirstEnergy Foundation to Honor Local Safety Forces on the 15th Anniversary of September 11th. The free event is provided by corporate sponsor The FirstEnergy Foundation and will include food, activities, touch-a-truck, and more. A special remembrance program will take place on the Lock 3 stage at 3 p.m. to honor the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001. Kent State University Executive Director of Media Relations, Eric Mansfield, will serve as the program emcee. Mansfield is a retired Major with the Ohio Army National Guard with deployments to Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, Central America, and others during his 20-year military career. Safety vehicles from throughout Summit County will line Main Street in front of Lock 3. The afternoon is being co-sponsored by The City of Akron, Summit County, Akron Police, Akron Fire, and The Love Akron Network.