The Exchange Club of Mesquite invites all residents and visitors to pause with them on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of Mesquite City Hall to remember and reflect on the tragic events from 15 years ago, when 3000 people lost their lives – ordinary people doing ordinary things, and extraordinary people who gave their last sacrifice to save as many as they could.

The 40-minute ceremony will be brief, and the words will be few, but the need to join together in remembrance has never been greater. America grew stronger that day, with a renewed sense of patriotism. Mesquite Fire and Police Departments will be well-represented, giving us an opportunity to thank them for all they do, and for all they are willing to do, to keep us safe.

The Exchange Club of Mesquite organizes this remembrance each year as a visible and poignant reminder to each of us that our Nation survived those attacks, and, although still under attack both here and around the world, we continue to survive and to thrive as we reassert our allegiance to and love for America.

Please bring your children and bring your neighbors. Chairs will be available or feel free to bring your own.