DALLAS/FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)- North Texas will honor and remember those who lost their lives 20 years ago on September 11th.
Cities across the metroplex are hosting memorial events you and you family can attend.
Stars, Stripes & Remembrance in Arlington:
Tickets start at $25. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the 9/11 ceremony starts at 6 p.m. The live music will kick off at 7 p.m.
First Responders and military receive a $5 discount on both reserve and general admission tickets.
Benbrook 9/11 Ceremony:
Benbrook will host a memorial ceremony on 9/11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at a parking lot on 10201 Jerry Dunn Parkway. Speakers include Congresswoman Kay Granger and Texas state senator and 9/11 survivor Brian Birdwell, who was inside the Pentagon during the attacks.
All first responders who attend will be given a special gift.
Celina 9/11 Remembrance:
In the Celina downtown square, emergency lights will be turned on starting at 7:46 a.m Saturday and will stay on for 20 hours, marking the 20 years since the terror attacks.
Heroes Challenge Workout in Carrollton:
Military experts at Adaptive Training Foundation are hosting a heroes challenge work out with Carry The Load. The event begins at 7:30 am on Saturday 9/11 at 4125 Old Denton Road in Carrollton.
Dallas Thanksgiving Square Ceremony:
In recognition of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our nation, Thanks-Giving Square in Downtown Dallas will be open during normal hours and is available to the community as a place to convene individually or collectively.
Those visiting The Square are invited to share their reflections through gratitude notes on the message board in the Chapel of Thanks-Giving. The Square’s Garden is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, and the Chapel of Thanks-Giving is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Denton 9/11 Remembrance:
Denton first responders are hosting a memorial ceremony on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m at the City of Denton Fire Department. The public is invited to attend.
Remembrance Ceremony in Grapevine:
Starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday flight attendants and pilots from all airlines are invited to join American Airlines crew members for a crew walk to honor flight crews who were killed in 9/11. They will walk from Liberty Park Plaza to the 9/11 memorial prior to the ceremony starting.
The ceremony begin after the march at t 7:30 a.m. The ceremony will include a flyover of WWII D-day aircraft from 9:00 to 9:15 a.m.
They will also display a 21-by-21-foot 9/11 quilt of the American flag, made up of the faces of the nearly 2,700 9/11 victims. The quilt will be displayed in Harvest Hall, a food hall connected to Hotel Vin in Grapevine. The quilt was created by Hearts & Hands of America and is part of a three-piece collection.
Granbury Memorial Lunch:
Veterans and community groups in Granbury are marking the 20th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11 by making sure every first responder in Hood County knows they are valued and appreciated. They plan to make sure they know that by feeding every single one of them this Saturday.
The Riley Stephens Memorial VFW Post 7835 in Granbury on W. Highway 377 will host any and all Hood County first responders for a “Memorial Lunch,” from noon to 2 p.m. on Sept. 11.
Irving 9/11 Remembrance:
The City of Irving is encouraging residents to display flags outside of your home and observe a moment of silence at 7:46 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11.
That is the moment the first plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center 20 years ago.
A ceremony will be hosted by the Irving fire and police departments starting at 8:20 a.m at the Veterans Memorial Park on 644 Rock Island Road.
Keller Memorial Event:
There’s a 9/11 memorial service at Keller Town Hall. The event runs from 8 a.m. to noon on 100 Bear Creek Parkway.
Mesquite 9/11 Memorial:
Residents are encouraged to visit Mesquite Freedom Park on 1527 N. Galloway Avenue for a memorial starting at 8:30 a.m.
The event will include a musical performance, special presentations, the reading of both the Police and Firefighter Prayer, and the Mesquite Police and Fire Department joint color guard as well as the Mesquite Fire Department Pipe and Drum Corps.
The Mesquite Fire Department received a piece of steel from one of the Twin Towers in 2011 from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey through the World Trade Center Artifact Program, the press release said. The 15-foot-long, 575-pound twisted beam is the centerpiece of Mesquite Freedom Park.
Plano 9/11 Ceremony:
The Plano Fire Department, Dallas Fire Departments and Dallas Police Department are participating in a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the Museum of Biblical Art, 7500 Park Lane, Dallas.
The event is organized by motorcycle manufacturer Orange County Choppers and Ground Zero 360, an art and history exhibit that honors the victims and heroes of 9/11.
During the ceremony, Ground Zero 360 and 9/11 surviving families will plant a seed from the only tree that survived after the attacks on the World Trade Center at the museum.
There will be a free public opening of the Ground Zero 360 remembrance exhibition at the museum. The event will also include the auction of a custom-built motorcycle by Orange County Choppers.
Prosper 9/11 Ceremony:
The town of Prosper is hosting a ceremony at Children’s Health Stadium at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
A blood drive by Carter BloodCare will also be on-site collecting donations before and after the ceremony.
Wylie Memorial Ceremony:
Wylie is hosting a “Never Forget” remembrance event at Olde City Park from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday hosted by the Wylie Fire Department. There will be a documentary viewing and Guest speaker Darin Kinder will share his first-hand experience of the terror attacks.