9/11 commemorative events happening across North Texas

9/11 memorial

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A solemn ceremony at Hampton Road Baptist Church in DeSoto paid tribute to the heroes of the September 11 terrorist attacks.



Posted on September 10, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 10 at 6:44 PM

NORTH TEXAS –  On Tuesday, the attacks on the World Trade Center will have happened 11 years ago. To commemorate and remember the tragedy, Dallas/Fort Worth organizations have organized a number of events across the region. 

We’ve aggregated a few of those here –– if we missed any, feel free to leave them in the comment section of this post and we’ll try and add them. In the interest of full disclosure, many of these are verbatim releases that were sent to us.

Habitat for Humanity’s commemorates 9/11

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity will commemorate September 11 with a National Day of Service and Remembrance Project, "Walk in the Boots of a Veteran," at the new Veteran Resource Center.  The event is open to the public and will provide inspiration from veterans and important information on community resources for housing, health care, employment and education. 

Dallas Area Habitat will partner with the VA North Texas Health Care System of Dallas and other local agencies for a day-long educational program open to veterans and civilians. 

The day will include opening remarks by former Dallas Cowboy player Roger Staubach and Councilperson Dwaine Caraway; remarks from local dignitaries; veterans sharing their success stories; lunch; and an opportunity for attendees "walk in the boots of a veteran" through interactive sessions with experts representing community resource organizations in the four main pillars of veteran care:  health care, employment, education and housing. 

The day will conclude with a Q&A session for middle school and high school students in which veterans and first responders discuss the significance today of September 11.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 11 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.       

Veterans and local dignitaries share their personal stories, speak of significance of 9//11 and the importance of veterans and what it means to walk in their shoes.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch while veterans share their personal stories

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Student session, Q & A with veterans, first responders and members of Dallas Police Department

WHERE: 4900 S. Lancaster Road Dallas, TX 75216

WHO: Former Dallas Cowboys player Roger Staubach (opening remarks only), Councilperson Dwaine Caraway, Neal Pointer, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity VetCorps Vista 


  • Opening remarks from Roger Staubach and Councilperson Dwaine Caraway
  • Personal stories from veterans
  • Q&A session with middle and high school students, veterans and first responders
  • Freshly painted Veteran Resource Center with banners created by local school children

Mesquite honors 9/11

Mesquite invites the public to attend 9/11 ceremony on Tuesday, September 11

The city of Mesquite will host a 9/11 ceremony on Tuesday, September 11 at Fire Station 1, located 410 South Galloway Avenue, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event is open to the public.

The ceremony will feature remarks by Mesquite Mayor John Monaco as well as presentations by the Mesquite Fire Department Pipe and Drum Corps. There will also be other memorable activities which will include live music and special observances.

9/11 ceremony at Love Field Airport

There will be a 9/11 ceremony at Love Field tomorrow.  We will pause for a moment of silence at 8:46 am, Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in observance of September 11, 2001.  The ceremony will be in Terminal 2 near the Luv Helper Information Booth. 

The Dallas Police Honor Guard will bear flags and place the wreath near the TSA steel structure, which came from one of the twin towers. The Dallas Bagpipes will play before and after the ceremony. 

9/11 ceremony at Dallas’s New Trauma Center

Remembering September 11th includes honoring the health care heroes who rose to serve on that day embedded in American memory - including First Responders, EMTs, trauma care professionals, firefighters and police.

On the morning of 9-11, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas Fire-Rescue Chief Louie Bright, III, and Police Chief David O. Brown will join Methodist Dallas Medical Center and community leaders at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new six-story $108 million Charles A. Sammons Trauma and Critical Care Tower at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

On a day dedicated to remembering selfless sacrifice and helping those in critical need of care, you are invited to participate in sharing this momentous beginning of a crucial new facility serving the essential safety net for medical care in Dallas County and North Texas.

Please join us, health care heroes among us, and other honored guests for the ceremony from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Methodist Dallas Medical Center <http://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/dallas>, as we launch creation of this vital center of healing and compassion.

Key Participants:

  • Louie Bright, III, Dallas Fire-Rescue Chief
  • David O. Brown, City of Dallas Chief of Police
  • April Box Chamberlain, President and CEO Methodist Health System Foundation
  • Ray L. and Nancy Ann Hunt, BrightER capital campaign honorary chairs
  • Laura Irvine, President Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Chris Kleinert, BrightER capital campaign chairman
  • Robert W. Korba, Retired president and CEO of Sammons Enterprises representing Sammons Foundation (Sammons Foundation donated lead gift of $5 million)
  • Mike Rawlings, Mayor, City of Dallas

Texas Motor Speedway remembers 9/11

WHO:  Approximately 5,000 students from:

  • Northwest High School
  • Byron Nelson High School
  • James M. Steele Accelerated High School
  • Teachers and staff

NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion Clint Bowyer

Local emergency medical technicians and police and fire departments

WHAT: 9/11 ceremony honoring local heroes representing Denton County, Fort Worth, Haslet, Justin, Newark, Rhome, Roanoke and Trophy Club

WHEN: 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 11                                                                        

WHERE: Texas Motor Speedway (3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth, 76177)      

 9/11 blood drive in Dallas

Good morning and Greetings of Peace!

To honor the victims of 9/11 at the upcoming 11th anniversary, the oldest Muslim organization in the United States, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has launched the second annual "Muslims for Life" campaign (www.muslimsforlife.org <http://www.muslimsforlife.org/) with the target of collecting 11,000 bags of blood than can help save as many as 33,000 American lives.

In collaboration with Carter Blood Care and City of Dallas, this life-saving initiative now comes to Dallas City Hall.

The blood drive will take place on Tuesday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dallas City Hall.

Scattering seeds in Frisco

As the anniversary of September 11, 2001 approaches, we would like to invite the community to attend the Annual Seed Scattering at Freedom Meadow on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.. Freedom Meadow sits atop a field of Wild Flowers and is Frisco's memorial to all those who have lost their lives through acts of terrorism. It is located on Eldorado Blvd. in Warren Sports Complex across from St. Francis Church.