9/11 Memorial Service

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Date + Time

09/11/2020
7:30 am - 9:30 am

Description
The Overland Park Fire Department's annual 9/11 ceremony will not be open to the public this year, but you can still honor the fallen. Honor guards will conduct the solemn service at the 9/11 Memorial, which includes moments of silence, bell strikes, and salutes at significant moments commemorating the terrorist attacks. This year, due to continuing spread of COVID-19, the ceremony will be limited to honor guards and other fire department staff. The City Overland Park and Fire Department will stream video of the ceremony on social media. You can watch on the City's Facebook page or the Fire Department's Youtube channel.

Event Schedule
  • 7:30 a.m. - Honor Guard members will lower the American flag to half staff. A wreath will be placed at the victim's panel containing the almost 3000 names of those who perished in the 9/11 attacks on our nation.
  • 7:46 a.m. - Bell strike and wreath placement to mark the time American Airlines Flight 11 Hit the North Tower.
  • 8:03 a.m. - Bell strike and wreath placement to mark the time United Airlines Flight 175 Hit the South Tower.
  • 8:37 a.m. - Bell strike and wreath placement to mark the time American Airlines Flight 77 Hit the Pentagon.
  • 8:59 a.m. - Bell strike and wreath placement to mark the time the World Trade Center South Tower Collapsed.
  • 9:03 a.m. - Bell strike and wreath placement to mark the time United Airlines Flight 93 Crashed in Shanksville, PA.
  • 9:29 a.m. - Bell strike to mark the time the World Trade Center North Tower Collapsed.