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Vale plans Patriot Day celebration on Saturday

Vale Mayor Tom Vialpando wants the community to show up at Wadleigh Park Saturday for a Patriot Day event. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – The Vale Community Coalition in conjunction with the city will host a Patriot Day celebration this Saturday at Wadleigh Park.

The event focuses on the sacrifice of first responders during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The remembrance begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m.

Local first responders will be honored at the park and music will be provided by Jim Steward and a barbecue. Proceeds from the barbecue will go toward the city parks master plan.

Vale Mayor Tom Vialpando spearheaded the event and said it is “something I really feel deeply about.”

“To honor our current first responders . . .