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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The public is invited to today’s Rochester’s Patriot Day event to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and honor their victims.

And the launching of a local fundraiser.

The 30-minute program is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM at the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.

Scheduled speakers include Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson, RPD Captain Jeff Stilwell, and RFD Chief Eric Kerska.

The three will talk about a fundraiser that begins Friday to benefit three local projects:  the planned Law Enforcement Memorial, the Rochester Fire Department’s Clock and Bell Tower, and the Families of the Fallen Retreats at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch.

The fundraiser will run 50 days. 

Here is the 2020 9/11 White House proclamation.

NEWS UPDATE: The Rochester City Council may freeze the local property tax levy.