It is Tuesday, September 11th, the 255th day of 2012
The City of Las Cruces Patriot Day ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Albert Johnson Park, intersection of North Main Street and Picacho Avenue, and the northeast parking lot of City Hall, 700 N. Main St.The ceremony will commemorate the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States. This year’s theme is “Remembrance. The ceremony will include a candle light vigil in remembrance of first responders, bell ceremony, flag folding and patriotic music. The keynote speaker will be City Manager Robert Garza.
Today is also the beginning of Emergency Preparedness Week.
Other things that happened on 9/11 in History 101…except for 2001, 9/11 was – historically speaking – pretty mundane.
1883 – The mail chute was patented by James G. Cutler, a former Mayor of Rochester, NY. The device was first used in the Elwood Building in Rochester.
1981: First Lady Nancy Reagan spent $200-thousand on new china for the White House. She said they really needed it. (Hey, it’s good to know it was made in the USA!)
2003 Tommy Chong, 65, is sentenced to nine months in prison and fined $20,000 for distributing marijuana pipes over the Internet.
1971: The animated TV series, featuring the voices of five brothers, debuted on ABC. The Jackson Five