MIAMI VALLEY — Twenty years ago, nearly 3,000 people died when America came under attack.
Those lives lost in New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pa. will be honored in many ways this year. Here is a list of events happening on Sept. 11 to remember those lives lost twenty years ago.
- Miami Valley Military History Museum: Patriot Day Open house from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Miami Valley Military History Museum. There will be 6 moments of silence to remember, reflect and honor all who lost their lives that day. Taps will be played and guests are welcome to take part in these observances. The museum is located at 120 Ohio Avenue in Dayton.
- The 4 Freedom Equestrian Team: The 4 Freedom Equestrian Team is on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. directly behind the Miami Valley Military History Museum in Building 120. The 4 Freedom Equestrian Team teaches the roles horses play in the military. Visitors can pet the horses and talk with the riders.
- The Miami Valley Veterans Museum: This event is held Sept. 10 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept.11 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sept 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shuttles will bring people to the Miami Valley Veterans Museum to the “Troops in Town Then & Now " the “Hometown Heroes” or the “Tunnels to Towers” exhibit. The Miami Valley Veterans Museum is located at 2245 South County Road 25A in Troy.
- Fairborn 9/11 Ceremony: The City of Fairborn will hold the 20th Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Saturday, September 11th at 8:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the National Center for Medical Readiness, located at 506 W. Xenia Drive. The public is welcomed to attend the ceremony and parking is available at the site and at the lot across the street.
- Washington Twp. 9/11 Banners: Washington Twp. will be displaying two large banners in front of Fire Headquarters on McEwen Road with the names of the almost 3,000 individuals who were killed in the attacks. The banners will be on display from Sept. 11 through at least Sept. 13. The banners will be visible from the roadway and those wishing to take a closer look can park at the Township Government Center.
- Kettering 9/11 Ceremony: The City of Kettering will host a Memorial ceremony Saturday at 8:30 a.m., at the corner of Lincoln Park and Ackerman Boulevard at Seitz Plaza at Lincoln Park Civic Commons.
- Springboro 9/11 Church Services: Springboro’s St. Francis Episcopal and Covenant Presbyterian churches are cohosting a prayer and remembrance service at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis, 225 N. Main Street. This event is open to the public.
- Beavercreek 9/11 Commemoration: The commemoration will be held on the city’s 9/11 Memorial, located at Beavercreek Station. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will include a military flyover, performances by Beavercreek High School’s choir, and many special guest speakers.
- Warren County 9/11 Memorial Service: The Warren County Commissioners’ office is planning a commemoration on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11. Warren County fire and police will participate in these events. The events will take place at the 9/11 Memorial, across from 822 Memorial Drive in Lebanon. There will be a candlelight vigil on Sept. 10 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and the honor guard will take place Sept. 11 from 8:45 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
- Dayton Fire Dept. 9/11 Tribute: The Dayton Fire Department will be conducting a special 9/11 tribute. The tribute will involve pictures of all 343 firefighters the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) lost on 9/11 arranged on Dayton Fire Department’s training center. Members of Firefighter Recruit Class 2021-A will be involved in the tribute, according to a press release.
- Dayton Christian Schools honors first responders: The Dayton Christian Athletic Department will be hosting a ‘First Responders Night’ on Friday, Sept. 10. According to a press release from the school, first responders who serve on the front lines will be honored at the varsity home football game. They will receive gift bags and be called down onto the field for recognition during half-time.
- Dayton VA ‘Patriot Salute’: The American Veterans Heritage Center will be hosting a ‘Patriot Salute’ today at the Dayton VA. The event will start at 11:00 a.m. on Sept. 11 and 12.
- The University of Dayton holds 9/11 remembrance event: Starting at 6:00 a.m. on Sept. 10, The Student Government Association and ROTC will honor those who died in the 9/11 attacks. They will be placing 2,977 flags in the UD Central Mall near Kennedy Union. At. 10:15 a.m. there will be a memorial service honoring those who died in the 9/11 attacks.
- Trotwood 9/11 commemoration: The City of Trotwood will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the tragic loss of life of many Americans. Starting at 8:45 a.m. at the Trotwood Government Center residence will be able to join together in remembrance.
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