KNWA Morning Show reporting on Patriot Day

This years Patriot Day event will take place on Saturday, September 10th, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Center for Nonprofits (the former St. Mary’s Hospital) on Walnut in Rogers, AR.

Free fun for the entire family. Join us in honoring the fallen, and show appreciation for the service and sacrifice of our military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS personnel. We will have military & first responder vehicles and equipment on display for everyone to enjoy, including a military helicopter. Interactive booths enabling everyone to learn more about the daily sacrifices of our nations protectors, our communities Sheep Dogs. Concessions, face-painting, giveaways, and much more!

Benefiting:
Sheep Dog Impact Assistance & the Wounded Warrior Project

We welcome calls or emails expressing interest in attending or sponsoring this years event: info@SheepDogIA.org or 479-466-9713

2011 Patriot Day Facts
Event: 2011 Patriot Day event at the Center for Nonprofits in the heart of Rogers, AR.

Date & Time: Saturday, September 10th, 2011, starting at 9:00 AM, ending at 4:30 PM

Location: Center for Non-Profits at the former St. Mary’s Hospital in Rogers, AR.

Organizers: The Patriot Day Committee, comprised of Northwest Arkansas community volunteers and philanthropists, seek to provide a fun family event, geared towards recognizing the commitment & sacrifice made by our military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS personnel.

Participants: Military, law enforcement, fire & rescue and EMS units and personnel from across the region. Supporters and sponsors of Patriot Day.

Amenities: We will have several different types of interactive displays for all that attend. Specifically, military, law enforcement, fire & rescue and EMS vehicles & equipment; a military helicopter; Naval flight simulator; bounce houses; concessions; face painting; sponsor giveaways, and much more. Fun for the entire family!

Beneficiaries:
Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, headquartered in Rogers, focuses on supporting the unique needs of our veteran “Sheep Dogs”; society’s protectors, the men and women that form the ranks of America’s military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS. Disaster relief missions, and disaster preparedness education classes for communities in need, are an additional part of their mission. Helping Others is a Way of Life
Sheep Dog IA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.

The Wounded Warrior Project, raising awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. Honor and Empower Wounded Warriors
Wounded Warrior Project® is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.

HISTORY OF PATRIOT DAY
With the following words and many others, President George W. Bush designated September 11 to be regarded as Patriot Day, or America Remembers:

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

“On this first observance of Patriot Day, we remember and honor those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We will not forget the events of that terrible morning nor will we forget how Americans responded in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in the skies over Pennsylvania — with heroism and selflessness; with compassion and courage; and with prayer and hope. We will always remember our collective obligation to ensure that justice is done, that freedom prevails, and that the principles upon which our Nation was founded endure.”

The President inaugurated this observance on September 4, 2002 and repeated it the next year, following a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 along with the US Congress, intending that it be firmly planted into the consciousness of the American people, and each year recalled to our memory “that more than 3,000 innocent people lost their lives when a calm September morning was shattered by terrorists driven by hatred and destruction.”

“Most of all, perhaps, we need intimate knowledge of the past. Not that the past has any magic about it, but because we cannot study the future, and yet need something to set against the present, to remind us that the basic assumptions have been quite different in different periods and that much which seems certain to the uneducated is merely temporary fashion. A man who has lived in many places is not likely to be deceived by the local errors of his native village; the scholar has lived in many times is therefore in some degree immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone of his own age.”

– From “Learning in War-Time (The Weight of Glory)