In December of 2011, President Bush signed a congressional resolution into law, designating September 11th as Patriot Day. This day honors the memory of the thousands of lives lost on September 11, 2001. Hundreds of fire fighters and law enforcement personnel also perished while rescuing those trapped in the Twin Towers in New York City. In recognition of the 18th anniversary of 9/11 and to thank our police and fire fighters, the staff and volunteers from the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center are offering a free spaghetti lunch to local first responders. This luncheon is next Wednesday, September 11th at the Library and Community Center from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everyone else is also invited to attend and show thanks to those who protect our community. Lunch is available to the general public for only $5 each, payable via pre-registration by Monday, September 9th at the senior center, 330 N. Pinal Street. Come out and show your support and appreciation to the men and women who protect us in Florence. Call the center at (520) 868-7622 for more information.