North Texas Remembers The 9/11 Attacks, 13 Years Later | KERA News

North Texas Remembers The 9/11 Attacks, 13 Years Later

Sep 11, 2014

Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Here’s a look at some of the ways North Texans are honoring what happened in 2001:

  • A ceremony will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial, 1000 Texan Trail, Grapevine.

  • Entrepreneurs for North Texas organizes the annual Freedom Day, which seeks to honor Sept. 11 through community service. Volunteers will work with Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas to paint and make repairs at the Dallas VA Medical Center campus and homes of veterans across North Texas. Entrepreneurs for North Texas passes along the following details:

"More than 911 volunteers will join forces with Entrepreneurs for North Texas. ... Volunteers will paint, landscape and provide upgrades and repairs to campus areas, numerous Veteran transitional housing units and at Veteran homes in our community. Each year, EFNT, a program of Communities Foundation of Texas, honors the lives lost and changed during the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by hosting an inspirational and impactful day of community service.  For the first time, EFNT is partnering with Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas to serve those who have served all of us – the nation’s veterans." 

  • The Dallas Symphony Chorus will perform uplifting music, including a tribute to Dallas police, firefighters and first responders. Dallas Fire Chief Louie Bright and Dallas Police Chief David Brown will kick off the evening. The free concert will include American, patriotic and spiritual music and will feature Mary Preston playing the majestic Lay Family Concert Organ. It’s at 6:30 p.m. at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas.
  • The American Red Cross’ D/FW chapter is getting a new feeding and supply truck, called an emergency response vehicle. The vehicle will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Thursday at the American Red Cross in Fort Worth.
  • The George W. Bush Presidential Library has set up this web page with pictures and other items from Sept. 11, 2001. The bullhorn used by Bush at Ground Zero is back on display at the library, in the “Responding to September 11” exhibit. It had been on display at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York. The library's Twitter page is tweeting Bush's schedule from Sept. 11, 2001:
  • Defenders of Freedom will hold a reception to honor its efforts of supporting troops. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Westin Hotel, 4545 John Carpenter Frwy., Irving. The DOF says: “Founded in September 2004, DOF supports U.S. troops deployed around the world, sending personalized care packages overseas and providing emergency financial support to the wounded. The group also helps military Veterans with their transition to civilian life, providing job search assistance, mentoring services and more.”