LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Saturday marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. A full schedule of events is planned across Kentuckiana this weekend in remembrance of those who lost their lives on that day.
We're keeping track of events across Kentuckiana for the weekend of September 11.
Louisville Fire Department
What: On Saturday, September 11, 2021, the LFD will be hosting and participating in two events in remembrance of those lost in the attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001. LFD is hosting its annual 9/11 remembrance at LFD Headquarters. A steel beam from the World Trade Center will be on site for the ceremony. The LFD Honor Guard will lay a wreath on the WTC Steel to honor the 343 FDNY firefighters that were killed when the Towers collapsed.
Cathedral of the Assumption will hold its annual Blue Mass. Fallen public safety personnel from Louisville will be honored during the ceremony. This will include the reading of the names of all Louisville first responders that have died in the line of duty.
When: September 11, 2021, 10 a.m. and Noon
Where: LFD Headquarters 1135 W Jefferson Street and Cathedral of the Assumption 433 S 5th Street
Gov. Andy Beshear will join Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and leadership of the Louisville Fire Department at the ceremony.
In accordance with a proclamation from the White House, the Governor has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Saturday in commemoration of Patriot Day and in honor of those lost in the attacks.
Jeffersontown 9/11 20th Anniversary Ceremony
What: The City of Jeffersontown, the Jeffersontown Fire/EMT Department and the Jeffersontown Police Department will honor the memory of fallen first responders on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States with a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday for the Jeffersontown 9/11 – First Responders Remembrance Plaza. In solemn remembrance of the attacks, bells will toll at each of the exact times that terrorists flew hijacked airliners.
When: September 11, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Jeffersontown Fire Station No. 1, 10540 Watterson Trail
City of New Albany
What: The city of New Albany is holding a ceremony in honor and remembrance of the first responders, military personnel, and citizens who answered the ultimate call that fateful day.
When: September 11, 2021, 9 a.m.
Where: Bicentennial Park in downtown New Albany
Jeffersonville Vintage Fire Museum
What: The museum is hosting a tribute that features a flag raised high between two ladder trucks, an address, a period of silence and a bell ceremony.
When: September 12, 3 p.m.
Where: Big Four Station Park
Kentucky Blood Center
What: The Kentucky blood center is having multiple blood drives across the commonwealth in tribute to 9/11. The organization recounted that the the morning of September 11, 2001 that thousands in Kentucky sought to be help those affected by donating blood.
When: September 10 at 9 a.m. - September 11 at 6 p.m.
Where: Hillview Donor Center 5406 Antle Drive, Suite 101 and Middletown Donor Center 12905 Shelbyville Road
Global Game Changers remembering 9/11
What: Global Game Changers is hosting a remembrance of 9/11 that features tributes to heroes and victims of 9/11. Following the tribute the organization is offering all-day activities including food trucks, a stair climb challenge, a display of first responder vehicles and a performance from Kentucky native and American Idol contestant Alex Miller.
When: September 11, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Paristown, 720 Brent Street
Louisville Chorus 9/11 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute
What: The Louisville Chorus is hosting a concert as a memorial tribute to those who lost in 9/11. General admission tickets cost $23 while seniors cost $20 and students cost $5.
When: September 11, 2021, 3 p.m.
Where: Louisville Memorial Auditorium 970 South 4th Street
Care packages for West Louisville Fire Department
What: ElderServe is donating care packages to over 30 firefighters at Louisville Fire Department Engine 22. Volunteers are presenting baskets full of personal care items, socks and snack foods. A short ceremony will precede the events.
When: September 10, 2021 10:30 a.m.
Where: 3328 River Park Drive
Elizabethtown Police Food Drive
What: Etown Police are partnering with Walmart for a food drive. Those interested can donate non-perishable food items and all donated food benefits Hardin County's Helping Hand of Hope.
When: September 4-17, 2021
Where: 100 Walmart Drive Elizabethtown, Kentucky
What: To honor the sacrifices of first responders during 9/11, Kentucky Kingdom is offering "hometown heroes" and up to six guests free admission. The park is offering free admission to all active and retired military members, first responders, members of law enforcement and health care workers.
When: September 11-12, 2021
Where: Kentucky Kingdom 937 Phillips Lane