This Sunday is the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States. Many organizations are holding memorial ceremonies to honor the lives that were lost on that terrible day. Here are the memorial events happening around the valley:
TUNNEL TO TOWERS 5K RUN/WALK
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8 a.m.
WHERE: Tempe Beach Park [80 W. Rio Salado Parkway] Registration ends Sept. 10.
TEMPE HEALING FIELD
LOCATION: Tempe Beach Park [80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.] EVENT DETAILS: The flags will stand from 9/9-9/11. There is an evening Freedom Concert from 6:30 to 9 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 10. A Tribute/Candlelight Vigil will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m.
PATRIOT DAY MEMORIAL CLIMB
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 11, from 5 to 8 a.m.
LOCATION: Victory Steps at Verrado [Trail 340, North Verrado Way] EVENT DETAILS:
- 5:15 a.m. – First heat of step climbers
- 5:30 a.m. – Ceremony begins
- 5:46 a.m. – Bell ringing
- 7:30 a.m. – Honor Guard closes the ceremony
TOWN OF GILBERT 9/11 MEMORIAL CEREMONY
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 11
LOCATION: 9/11 Memorial Plaza [50 E. Civic Center Drive] EVENT DETAILS: Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and the Tribute in Light is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. where “two beams of light will be projected into the sky to symbolize the World Trade Center’s twin towers.”
9/11 MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB
WHEN: Saturday, September 10
VENUE: Salt River Fields
- 4 p.m. – Registration opens
- 6:30 p.m. – Opening ceremony
- 7 p.m. – Stair climb begins
- 9 p.m. – Stair climb ends/after party begins.