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September 11th Remembrance

September 11 Remembrance

I was parking my car several blocks away from my office, near Symphony Hall in Boston, when the report first came over the radio. A day that started out like any other, that would change us all, forever.

Everyone old enough to remember that day knows exactly where they were the morning of September 11, 2001. Here are local events in Hampton Roads to honor all who were lost during the 9/11 tragedy. #neverforget

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September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World at Slover Library (Norfolk)

  • September 1 – 15, 2021
  • This educational exhibition recounts the events of September 11, 2001, through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition will be on display at Slover Library through Sept. 15. To, Visit, Learn, Connect or Support go to: https://911memorial.org


Virginia Beach 9/11 Heroes Run (Virginia Beach)

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 8am
  • The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and the wars since: veteran, first responder, civilian and military. Join us to raise awareness and honor the fallen.


9.11 Mile Freedom Run (Chesapeake)

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 8am
  • The Freedom Run is held in memory of those who lost their lives in the events of September 11, 2001. We also honor our members of the United States Military and Public Safety who made the ultimate sacrifice that day, as well as those who have served or are currently serving in the military and public safety professions. Dismal Swamp Canal Trail 1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake VA


9/11 Circle of Remembrance (Hampton)

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 8:30am
  • Please join me for a special Circle of Remembrance on the 20th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11 as we remember those lives lost. We will meet at Firehouse Coffee 1881 on Fort Monroe as they have opened their doors to us for this special event. We will have a 5K, 9.11K and 9.11Mile route marked for all to choose their distance. Our runs through our neighborhoods highlight our mission, our commitment to one another, and our dedication to honoring the fallen. We become the living memorial. This Saturday, as we run or walk on our own, we can continue our commitment: Speak the names of our nation’s fallen service members. Learn their names. Learn their stories. Learn their stories. Share their legacies.


9/11 Remembrance Ceremony (Portsmouth)

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 8:30am
  • The 20th anniversary of 9/11. Join us for a wreath laying ceremony and remembrance event. On the Plaza at City Hall.


Day of Remembrance Ceremony and Concert (Chesapeake)

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 8:30am
  • Chesapeake City Park 900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake Ceremony: 8:30 a.m. at the Chesapeake 9/11 Memorial Concert: 12:00 p.m. at the Bagley Stage Featuring Symphonicity and Daniel Rodriguez, the 9/11 Singing Policeman.


9/11 20th Commemoration Ceremony at Gosnold Hope Park (Hampton)

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 8:46am
  • You are invited to attend the 20th anniversary “Day of Remembrance and Hope” in Hampton on 9/11/2021. This is the longest-running commemoration of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks in the Hampton Roads region.


Unity & Gratitude Concert (Virginia Beach)

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 2-6pm
  • Unity Church of Tidewater –  Old School Divas on the Lawn Family Games Touch-a-Truck


The 20th Anniversary of 9.11 (Virginia Beach)

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 7-9:30pm
  • Join us at Mount Trashmore Park for this free event to remember, renew, and reflect on the 20th anniversary of September 11th. Featuring the Regent University Singers directed by Gary Spell & the Tidewater Winds Concert Band directed by John Brewington, with host Symone Davis of WAVY-TV. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.