This Saturday, September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers in New York City. September 11th is sometimes known informally as Patriot Day.
This year, there are Remembrance events scattered around metro Atlanta. Many will be available to stream live as they happen.
Our list is by no means complete, but we’ll keep adding to it as we find events.
If you don’t see a service or ceremony near you, we urge you to check hyper-local sources for nearby events. This could include the website for your local city or county government, your Next Door group, etc.
You may also be interested in:
- The Dragon Con Parade in downtown Atlanta
- The Piedmont Park Arts Festival
- The Summer Shade Festival in Grant Park
- Doggy Con Pageant & Costume Contest in Woodruff Park
- Marietta Art in the Park Festival on Labor Day Weekend
- Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park
9/11 Remembrance Events
Betty Mauldin Park in downtown Norcross
The event will begin at 8:20 a.m., and will include a ringing of the bell at 8:45 a.m. to mark the time the first tower was hit. There will be a bagpiper, and the mayor will speak. Park in the lower-level parking lot at City Hall.
Ebster Park Pavilion, located at West Trinity Place and Electric Avenue
This is an interfaith ceremony, hosted by several local churches at this outdoor venue. It starts at 11 a.m. Masks are required. Social distancing at the site is possible and encouraged. Hand sanitizers and extra masks will be available. The event will be held in person and can also be viewed via Facebook Live.
Town Green in downtown Alpharetta
The remembrance ceremony begins at 8:15 a.m. with musical selections. There will be an Honor Guard, invocation, recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and singing of the National Anthem. After observing a moment of silence, city officials will deliver brief remarks.
Starting at 8:30 a.m. outdoors in the front parking lot of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, near the Fallen Heroes Memorial. The address is 75 Langley Dr. in Lawrenceville. You can also watch on Facebook Live.
Dekalb County Public Safety Complex, in Tucker
Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. for the ceremony, which begins at 8:46 sharp. Music, a moment of silence, and a laying of the wreath. The facility is located at 1960 West Exchange Place, Tucker, GA 30084.
Fox5 News has a list of Remembrance Ceremonies as well.