9/11 events in Indianapolis, Muncie and Westfield


INDIANAPOLIS — Sunday, September 11 marks the 21st anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

In honor of the more than 2,000 people who lost their lives in the attack, Governor Eric Holcomb has called for all flags to be flown at half mast.

Additionally, several memorial events in and around Indianapolis will take place. These events are listed below:

  • Indy Airport commemorates 21st anniversary of 9/11
    • What: “The Indianapolis Airport Authority will hold its annual Patriots Day Ceremony to commemorate those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attack in the United States. A piece of steel from the World Trade Center recovered from Ground Zero will be on display throughout the day.
    • Where: The Civic Plaza at Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
    • When: Sept. 11, start of observation at 8:40 a.m.
  • Columbus Patriots Day Ceremony
    • What: A minute of silence will be observed to correspond to the attacks. Additionally, the ceremony will include an emergency responder radio dispatch to honor the first responders and citizens who lost their lives. Members of the Color Guard from the Columbus Fire and Police Department will participate in the ceremony and brief comments will be made by fire department officials. The Columbus Fire Department will also host Versiti Blood Center of Indiana for a blood drive to collect 30 blood products.
    • Where: Columbus Town Hall
    • When: Blood drive will begin at 8 a.m., moment of silence at 8:46 a.m.
  • Reunion in Greenwood Sunset Candlelight Prayer Vigil
    • What: “Residents of Homecoming at University Park in Greenwood gather the community for a sunset candlelit prayer vigil. Join us as we remember and honor the dead in the 9/11 attacks, COVID, recent community shootings, those serving in the military, law enforcement and first responders, and any other loved one lost. We will lower the flag at sunset to the faucets, pray for strength and healing, and for the protection of those currently serving. Community leaders, representatives from Greenwood Police, Fire, Military and our faith community are invited to join in and share words of comfort, honor and unity. Guests include members of Greenwood City Council, police and fire departments, a military chaplain and 10 local churches/temples.
    • Where: Legacy Blvd and Gathering Ln. -in front of the Clubhouse, or inside the clubhouse in case of bad weather
    • When: 8 p.m.
  • Westfield 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
    • What: “Remember the New York first responders who selflessly gave their lives to help others during the Twin Tower attacks 21 years ago. We will be climbing 110 flights of stairs. (You can work with a partner and each do half to modify).
    • Where: Westfield High School Stadium
    • When: 8:30 am
  • Urban Vines First Responders Day
    • What: Offering charcuterie boards, artisan pizzas, wine slushies, beer and wine and BBQ with burgers, brats and hot dogs for purchase while supplies last. Discounts for first responders.
    • Where: 303 E 161st Street Westfield, IN 46074
    • When: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Edinburgh Fire Service 9/11 Memorial
    • What: Join Edinburgh Fire & Rescue to honor the lives lost and first responders on September 11, 2001.
    • Where: Edinburgh High School Fire Station 1 and Gymnasium
    • When: At 8.46 a.m. a minute of silence will take place at Station 1 / At 9.11 a.m. the EFD will go up the stairs of the high school gymnasium
  • Closing Ceremony of Honor Flags
    • What“Join the Exchange Club of Muncie for the Closing Flags of Honor Ceremony located adjacent to the Flags of Honor Display. America’s Hometown Band will perform a patriotic prelude during the Closing Ceremonies.
    • Where: 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. Muncie, IN 47303 United States
    • When: 5.30 p.m.

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