A round-up of some of the September 11 remembrance events scheduled to take place across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The Dallas Fire-Rescue Christian Firefighter Association's 2019 September 11 Remembrance Event.
Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: Dallas Fire Station 26 (3303 Sheldon Avenue, Dallas, TX., 75211)
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast served
8:00-8:30 a.m. Fellowship
8:30-8:45 a.m. Break
8:45 a.m. Assemble for Ceremony
9:00 a.m. Apparatus will proceed out of the bays and position in front of the apparatus room doors.
9:05 a.m. At the time of the South Tower collapse, Department personnel will assemble at the station flagpole, and observe 10 seconds of silence/prayer, after which the flags will immediately be lowered to half-staff.
9:23 a.m. Department personnel will reassemble at the flagpole.
9:28 a.m. At the time of the North Tower collapse, Department personnel will again observe 10 seconds of silence/prayer, after which the flags will immediately be raised to full staff.
A Day of Remembrance Ceremony will be hosted by the City of Grapevine Fire Department on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:40 a.m. at 1000 Texan Trail.
Schedule of events is as follows:
7:40 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
7:41 a.m. – GFD Pipe and Drum Band perform "Bells of Dunblane"
7:46 a.m. – Flag will be lowered to half-staff, followed by a moment of silence in remembrance of the first plane hitting the North Tower. — Honor Guard member lowers flag
7:48 a.m. – Remarks from Association of Professional Flight Attendants – Vice President Liz Geiss
7:53 a.m. – Remarks from Allied Pilots Association member.
7:58 a.m. – Bell ceremony for fallen firefighters — GFD Honor Guard
8:03 a.m. - Moment of silence in remembrance of the second plane hitting the South Tower
8:04 a.m. – Remarks from Steven Humenesky (FDNY retired).
8:09 a.m. – Prayer of remembrance and for those left behind (GFD Chaplain Steve Bass).
8:10 a.m. – GFD Pipe and Drum perform Amazing Grace and event concludes.
The City of Mesquite is holding a 9/11 Memorial at Mesquite Freedom Park at 1527 N. Galloway Ave. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. The program will include various speakers, presentations by Mesquite Fire and Police departments, and musical performances by the Mesquite High School Show Choir.
The city's park features a 15-foot, 575-pound steel beam recovered from one of the Twin Towers through the World Trade Center Artifact Program. In 2011, it became on the third local city to participate in the program.
9/11 Survivor and Medical City Plano Colleague Shares Powerful Testimony
WHO: Linda Randazzo, 9/11 survivor and Medical City Plano employee.
WHAT: Linda will share her story of survival. She was working in the World Trade Center, and instead of evacuating with her coworkers through a main stairwell, survived because she chose an alternate stairwell after searching for someone who wasn't with the group.
She'll share her story -- one she wasn't able to talk about immediately following the attacks.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 11, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Medical City Plano Auditorium - 3901 West 15th St., 3rd Floor,
Plano, TX 75075
Carry the Load/ DFW National Cemetery
WHAT: Volunteers will help beautify the grounds of the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery and clean headstones.
WHO: All community members are invited to volunteer. Interested persons may sign up in the "upcoming events" section on the website
WHEN: Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, Texas 75211
The Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery and Carry The Load, a proud partner of the VA's National Cemetery Administration, invite all community members to help beautify cemetery grounds and clean the headstones of servicemen and women.
Founded by two former Navy sailors, Carry The Load is a non-profit organization that works to connect citizens to the sacrifices made by military, veterans, first responders, and their families.
More than 60,000 veterans and family members are buried at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery (DFWNC), which opened in May 2000.
Burial in a VA national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces and veterans who have met minimum active duty service requirements, as applicable by law and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
The Prosper Fire Department owns the only mobile 9/11 memorial trailer in the DFW area. The trailer has been around since 2012 and contains a 7,000-pound piece of the World Trade Center collected on 9/11, photos of fallen firefighters, an American flag, and two televisions that play deeply moving video honoring the victims.
It will be on display in Prosper Town Hall on 9/11 and featured in a one hour ceremony that begins Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.
Field of Honor's Special Event Honoring 9/11 at Texas Live!
A special event honoring 9/11 will take place at Texas Live! at noon. The ceremony pay tribute to the fire, police, emergency medical personnel and to the military who responded to the attacks of September 11, 2001.
This will be the city's first observance of Patriot Day under Public Law 107-89 of the 107th Congress.
Honor Your Hero 9/11
Celebrating Medal of Honor Recipients
Benefitting Arlington Field of Honor
September 11, 2019 at Noon
Free to the Public / Free Parking
1650 E Randol Mill Rd., Arlington, Texas 76011
Emcee, Sheriff Bill E. Waybourn
Keynote Speaker, Brian Birdwell
Remarks, Mayor - City of Arlington Jeff Williams
Followed by music by Country music legend Charley Pride at 4 p.m.