Updated Sept. 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Union County Government and the City of Monroe proudly share a virtual Patriot Day Ceremony on the Union County YouTube Channel. The ceremony commemorates 20 years since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Multiple Union County public safety agencies and first responders hosted the ceremony, led by the Monroe Fire Department.
The keynote speaker is Carmen Hill, a Union County native and Army veteran who was serving in the U.S. Army when the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 occurred. Hill graduated from Piedmont High School before attending Appalachian State University. She currently works as a pastry chef at the White House, where she has worked for the last eight years under three different administrations.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Patriot Day ceremony is being shared virtually on the Union County YouTube Channel for community members to watch. Click here to watch the 2021 Patriot Day Ceremony, recorded on Sept. 11, 2021 at the Dowd Center Theatre. Click here to view the ceremony program.