Since 9/11 falls on a Wednesday this year, many of the events marking the anniversary took place last weekend. However, there are also several events scheduled for September 11 or for the upcoming weekend to help mark the day and to remember.
National Day of Service
The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance was started in 2002 by family members of 9/11 victims as a way to honor victims and survivors and others who stepped up and did remarkable things on that day.
In 2009, Congress made it an official national day.
Family members had wanted a day of service because on 9/11 and the days after, American’s united and gave so much in the spirit of compassion and patriotism. They felt that they best way to pay tribute to those who rose up in service was to continue to serve.
Anyone looking for an organized project to assist with can visit the Corporation for National & Community Service website at www.serve.gov/?q=site-page/september-11th-national-day-service-and-remembrance or just pledge to do a good deed on 9/11, officially or unofficially. To make an official pledge, you can visit www.911day.org .
The Pentagon Memorial was designed for all to remember and reflect on the events of September 11, 2001. The memorial is free and open to the public seven days a week.
Every year a private ceremony is held at the Pentagon memorial for family members of those who were lost on the Pentagon grounds and survivors of the attack. This ceremony is by invitation only.
The private commemoration will take place between 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The public is welcome to come after the ceremony to pay their respects.
The City of
9/11 Heroes Run
The 9/11 Heroes run take place all around the world on dates close to 9/11 to remember the heroes of 9/11 and in the wars since.
September 14, 2013. Cost=$30 Family of 4=$100
5K distance starting at 8:30 a.m. in
Instead of finisher’s metals, those who complete the race will earn finishers dog tags.
Proceeds will go to Travis Manion Foundation. http://www.travismanion.org/
Moment of Silence and Flags Across
On September 11, 2013 a moment of silence will be held at 9:37 a.m. to remember the victims of the tragedy.
Two Million Bikers Ride
In a response to the Million Muslim March taking place on September 11, thousands of motorcyclists are converging on
They did not receive a permit to have traffic blocked off so they will be riding through the streets in what could turn out to be an all day event.
Their exact route is being kept secret over security concerns according to the events Facebook page but by following the event on twitter @2millbikers2DC the route may be release so spectators can cheer the riders on and show their support.
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 9:30 a.m. with a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m. at
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