(WKBN) – Several events around the Valley are planned in remembrance of 9/11. The list below does not include every event taking place. If you have an event you would like to list, use this submission form.
Friday afternoon, a special display of over 3,000 flags will be unveiled at Lisbon David Anderson Junior/Senior High School. Students organized it for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The flags will replicate the outlines of the Twin Towers and The Pentagon. Friday’s ceremony starts at 1 p.m. and the display will be up until Monday, September 13th.
Saturday the Youngstown State University football team plays Michigan State and the team will be sporting special helmets to honor 9/11. The university is also hosting a 9/11 service at noon Friday. They’ll be reading the names of first responders who died in the attacks. It will be held on the first floor atrium of Cushwa Hall.
A parade will be held beginning at 10 a.m. The parade starts at West Branch High School and will finish in Beloit Village Park. A ceremony will consist of a flag-raising and a special presentation. A free concert will be held by Ricky Lee at 1 p.m.
Back the Blue Rally at the Canfield Village Green will be held at 1 p.m. Guest speakers will be present along with music and concessions. A memorial motorcycle ride will take place hosted by the Blue Knights. All motorcycles are welcome. Questions can be submitted to email@example.com
A patriot day will be held Thursday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. as military veterans are honored at the Quaker Steak and Lube in Austintown on 5800 Patriot Blvd. There will be a 21 gun salute followed by the playing of taps by Marc Pupino, the Austintown Schools music instructor. A skydiver will land at 6:20 p.m.
Medici Museum of Art, 9350 E. Market St.
Events will be held all day beginning at 9:30 a.m. A free concert featuring Ricky Lee begins at 5 p.m.
Various works of art will be on display during the day. Interactive displays are planned using more contemporary video and computer technology. As an added feature, the museum has partnered with the NYC 9/11 Museum and are able to put some artifacts, photos and videos on display, including the uniform of a firefighter. Local schools will also be provided with activities focusing on 9/11. There will be vendors for public programming including art therapy for those suffering from PTSD, art classes, music in the gallery, yoga on the lawn and other community-centric activities being introduced. For more information and a schedule of events, visit medicimuseum.art
Grove City College will host a series of in-person events and online experiences.
“Never Forget: A 20th Anniversary Reflection on 9/11” begins Friday, Sept. 3 with the virtual opening of a curated online exhibit at alumni.gcc.edu/neverforget911.
“The Wisdom of Remembering,” a special chapel presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 in Harbison Chapel. The service will be livestreamed at gcc.edu/livestream.
On Saturday, Sept. 11, Grove City College will present a 9/11 halftime tribute featuring the Wolverine Marching Band during the annual Night Game.
All Paws Matter is hosting the Pawz Extravaganza starting at 10 a.m. A Patriotic Pet Parade will be happening at Buhl Park, Shelter 2, in Sharon. It starts at 1 p.m., registration at noon, and the most patriotic pet will win a $100 gift card.
Check out the All Paws Matter Facebook page for more information.
A parade will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Lineup is at 5 p.m.
All fire and EMS are being asked to join the parade. Cally Ray Lucich for more information 724-854-2762