Miami Valley community hosting events to mark 9/11

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Volunteers place flags at Ohio Statehouse in memory of those who died on 9/11

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Across the Miami Valley, people are hosting events to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

2 NEWS has compiled a list of various tributes and fundraisers happening so you too can remember along with the community.

The following are events happening on Friday, Sept. 10:

Kettering Stair Climb

Kettering’s Workout Anytime owner Holly Surface is hosting the Memorial Stair Climb and fundraiser on Friday, September 10 at 2234 S Smithville Road.

According to a release, local firefighters, police and community members will strive for a goal of 2,071 steps – approximately 110 flights of stairs. A company spokesperson said the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Kettering Fire Department.

Miamisburg Stair Climb

Miamisburg High School will host its first annual 9/11 memorial stair climb in honor of the first responders who lost their lives in the attacks. The event will be at the Miamisburg High School football stadium, beginning at 8:20 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 on 1860 Belvo Road.

The school said it partnered with local law enforcement, fire and military members to help provide a unique experience for students that are too young to have experienced the tragedy of that day. About 300 students are participating.

University of Dayton

UD will remember 9/11 on Friday, Sept. 10 with the help of the student government association and ROTC. The groups will honor those who died in the 9/11 attacks by placing 2,977 flags in the UD Central Mall near Kennedy Union. A memorial service will be held there beginning at 10:15 a.m. to honor those who died in the attacks.

Dayton Fire Department 9/11 Tribute

The Dayton Fire Department Training Center will conduct a special 9/11 tribute on Friday, Sept. 10 at 8 a.m. on McFadden Avenue involving the members of Firefighter Recruit Class 2021-A.  The event will involve pictures of all 343 firefighters from the FDNY lost on 9/11 arranged on the Training Center grounds. 

Warren County Remembrance Ceremony

Two events will take place at Warren County’s 9/11 memorial located across from 822 Memorial Drive in Lebanon. On Friday Sept. 10 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. a candlelight vigil will be held featuring speakers from local police, fire and veterans’ services. A Solemn Remembrance will be held on Saturday morning from 8:45 a.m. to 10:03 a.m. with a posting of the Honor Guard from police, fire and veterans’ services.

9/11 Mobile Exhibit

The 9/11 mobile unit, which is surrounded by activities and accompanied by first responders who were at the twin towers, will be in front of the Miami County Courthouse in downtown Troy on Sept. 10-12, with special events taking place each day.

The following are events happening on Saturday, Sept. 11:

Champaign County 9/11 Procession

The Champaign County EMS, fire and law enforcement agencies will have a public safety procession across Champaign County to mark the 20th year anniversary of 9/11.

The procession will have public safety vehicles with their lights on from agencies throughout the county and will stop at each agency’s headquarters and have a moment of silence to pay respect to the 412 public safety personnel who were killed in the attacks on 9/11.

At the last stop, the total amount of silence will equal 412 seconds.

Wright State 911 Commemoration

The city of Fairborn will conduct its 20th annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Saturday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. on the front lawn of Wright State University’s Calamityville, the National Center for Medical Readiness, 506 W. Xenia Drive. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony.

Beavercreek Commemoration

The city of Beavercreek will be holding a ceremony at the city’s 9/11 memorial located at  Beavercreek Station, 1153 North Fairfield Road. The event, which includes performances by the Beavercreek High school’s choir and several guest speakers, will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Knights of Columbus Blue Mass

The Dayton and Englewood Knights of Columbus are sponsoring their annual Blue Mass to remember those first responders who lost their lives 20 years ago in NY, and those local first responders who have given their lives in the line of duty since. The event will take place at 4:30 p.m at St. Rita Catholic Church, 5401 N. Main St. in Dayton.

A Ride to Remember

The Cemetary Honor Squad is holding a fundraiser motorcycle ride beginning at Buckminn’s D&D Harley Davidson in Xenia, OH. 1213 Cincinnati Ave, Xenia.

The motorcycle ride will be police-escorted and will take a beautiful path through country roads. Refreshments will be provided at the rest stop located at the Dayton Veterans Administration Campus. Riders return to the Beavercreek VFW Post 8312, Dayton-Xenia Rd. for prize raffles, 50/50 drawing, and auction.

Registration is $20, with $5 for passengers.

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