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Local 9/11 10th Anniversary observances
TSA Memorial dedication at Mid-continent Airport in Wichita
The TSA has dedicated a 9/11 Memorial at Wichita's Mid-continent airport just inside the middle door into the terminal. The memorial statue was constructed by B&B Metal Arts of Hoisington, KS using an I-BEAM (267#) from the WTC, with a 2x2 ft pedestal mount, a 4 ft circle behind,and a life-like bald eagle. The whole memorial is 8 ft tall and 4 ft wide and weighs 800#.
"Let Freedom Ring" National Moment Of Remembrance
All Americans are encouraged to ring bells, sound sirens and blow whistles at 1pm on Sunday, Sept. 11th.
Unity Gathering at Andover St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 123 N. Andover Road, 3pm Sunday Sept. 11th. Gathering will feature music from area choirs and musicians sponsored by Global Faith In Action and the Muslin Public Affairs Council.
The Kansas Firefighters Museum in Wichita to honor 9/11 victims.
A ceremony will be held, coinciding with a nationwide observance on Sunday, September 11, 2011. In Wichita that time will be 10 am at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial next to the museum at 1300 S. Broadway.
The ceremony will begin with a flyover from Jayhawk Wing of The Commemorative Air Force. There will again be a release of 40 white doves to honor those who died.
Kansas Honor guard members, JROTC, Boy Scouts, and Firefighter Explorers Post 881 will join us in this recognition. The ceremony will be followed by a reception with refreshments.
All are welcomed and encouraged to attend this free event.
Potwin Fire Department 911 "Never Forget Memorial Walk
Sunday September 11, 2011
Community House Park
201 N Miller Potwin Kansas
Registration from 7:00 am - 10:00
Help remember and honor all of the first responder heroes and victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept 11th, 2001.
The City of Potwin Fire Dept. will join firefighters and citizens from across this great nation for a 9-11 Stair Climb or Memorial Walk to symbolize the courage and the selflessness of the 343 FDNY Firefighters forced to enter the Twin Towers on that day to help evacuate and rescue victims.
The Potwin Memorial Walk is a free will donation (recommended donation of $25.00 is suggested. ) The Memorial Walk is 2.3 mile the same distance the NY Firefighters walked to get up those stairs. THIS IS NOT A RACE!
The Memorial Walk is open to everyone.
Potwin Memorial Bike Run, breakfast and parade will be held Sunday, Sept. 11th. The bike run starts at 8am, with the church service at 10am followed by the parade.
The official KANSAS 9-11 MEMORIAL is in Anthony, KS.
The Anthony 9-11 Memorial committee is extending an invitation to all firefighters, EMS First Responders, Paramedics and Law Enforcement personnel and active military in Kansas and northcentral Oklahoma to join The March of First Responders down Main Street at 4:30pm on Saturday, Sept. 10. Join the walk at the Anthony Fire Department, 124 S. Bluff, and march down Main St. to Memorial Park. The Presentation of Flags will be led by the Wichita Fire Department Honor Color Guard & Bagpiper. Legion Riders and members of the Patriot Guard from Great Bend, Ks., the surrounding area and across the state will provide an escort to the marchers.
The march will be followed by a Memorial service with guest speaker David Mardis a FEMA Worker at Ground Zero.
On Sunday, Sept. 11th at 7:45am - A non-denominational memorial church service will be held coinciding with the time American Airlines Flight 11 flew into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. This service will end about 9:15am.
Kansas' Official Sept. 11 Memorial in Anthony, Ks. was erected using a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, a 250-pound block of limestone from the facing of the Pentagon wall and soil and ashes from Shanksville, PA where Flight 93 crashed.