9/11 memorial events happening in NWA and River Valley

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FAYETTEVILLE, (KNWA/KFTA) — Several events are being held in the coming days to memorialize those who died in the attacks on September 11, 2001.

You can view more events by visiting the community calendar here.

Below is a list of upcoming events:

September 11, 2021

  • 9/11 Event at Springdale Senior Center on Park Street – Flags will be placed at the corner of Emma and Highway 71 at 7:40 a.m. The event at the senior center will begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • Gravette Fire Remembers 9/11 Fallen Heroes – The Gravette Fire Department will hold a remembrance ceremony to honor the fallen firefighters of the September 11 attacks at 8:45 a.m. The ceremony will take place in the parking lot of CV’s Family Foods, located at 200 First Avenue SE in Gravette. At 8:59 a.m., local time when the first tower fell, volunteers and members of the Gravette Fire Department will begin reading the names of all 343 firefighters of the New York City Fire Department who were killed in the September 11 attacks. Following the reading of the names, the lights and sirens on all emergency vehicles will be turned on while the Gravette Fire and Police Departments stand at attention for 3 minutes and 43 seconds to honor the firefighters from the New York City Fire Department.
  • Local Leaders Remember 20th Anniversary of Terror Attacks – Benton County Judge Barry Moehring and Bentonville Mayor Stephanie Orman will take part in a ceremony beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of NE A St. and NE Second St. The community is invited to place small American flags in the courthouse grass on the southwest lawn of the courthouse.
  • September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World – Located at the Fayetteville Library, this educational exhibit recounts the events of September 11 through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks.
  • The Day That Changed the World – 9/11 Memorial + Museum Poster Exhibition – Located at the Delaware County Library in Muskogee, Oklahoma, this educational exhibition recounts the events of September 11, 2001, through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. This exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.
  • “We Remember: A 9-11 Commemoration” – This is a family-friendly, community event intended to honor the victims and heroes of the September 11, 2001 attacks. It will take place from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Chaffee Crossing’s Historic District. 
  • West Fork Fire Department Pancake Breakfast – The West Fork Fire Department will have their pancake breakfast from 6-10 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a 9/11 presentation and a pageant. Live music will be 1-6 p.m. Food and craft vendors will be available all day.

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