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Mayor Reads Proclamation in Recognition of Sept. 11

The proclamation recognizes Larry Strickland, an Edmonds High School graduate and Army Sergeant Major who perished in the attack on the Pentagon.

Mayor Mike Cooper officially announced a proclamation in recognition of September 11, 2011—Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

The reading of the proclamation came Tuesday night at the .

The proclamation recognizes who was one of 184 people killed when American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon.

Strickland, a 1967 graduate of Edmonds High School, was a 30-year Army veteran working out of the Pentagon. Sgt. Maj. Strickland, who was less than a month from retirement, was 52 when he died. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The proclamation calls on Edmonds residents to in honor of those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

It also calls on residents to observe a moment of silence on Sept. 11 beginning at 8:46 ET, the moment the attacks began. Cooper also has proclaimed that all city buildings should display the U.S. flag at half-staff on Sept. 11.

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