Tomorrow, we pause to remember and reflect on that tragic day in our nation’s history, already 20 years ago, when our nation was attacked by terrorists.
Tomorrow, on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the 9/11 Global War on Terrorism Task Force, and the Minnesota Military Museum will mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 this September with an event on the Minnesota State Capitol grounds. The official “9/11 Day of Remembrance” is scheduled in-person for Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. In addition to memorializing the events of that day and honoring those impacted, this event is focused on bringing the community together through a message of hope, unity and resilience.
The event will feature moments of silence and tolling of local church bells in remembrance of the airplane attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a reading of names of Minnesotans killed that day and during the Global War on Terrorism, and a commemorative ceremony including aircraft flyovers, guest speakers, musical performances, and military honors. Other elements of the day will include a 9/11 documentary screening and museum exhibit, live music, food vendors, connection opportunities, children’s activities and more.
Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Minnesota State Capitol Grounds
- 7-30-9 am: Pre-ceremony – tolling of the bells and reading of names
- 9-10:45 am: Day of Remembrance Official Ceremony
- 10:45 am-2 pm: Day of Remembrance Connection Activities
More information here.