Fort Worth to observe 20th anniversary of 9/11 with Honor 365
Published on June 09, 2021
Fort Worth will be one of 19 cities to host the Honor 365 nationwide tour commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
An Honor Walk ceremony and a 9/11 art exhibit will be at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., at 10 a.m. June 18.
During the ceremony, which is open to the public, the Fort Worth Fire Department and Fort Worth Police Department will join with the Mayor’s Office to honor one fallen and one living firefighter, police officer and service member from the local community.
“I am honored that Fort Worth has been chosen as one of the cities to host the Remembering the One. Remembering Them All traveling exhibit commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11,” said Mayor Betsy Price. “Honor 365 has chosen to share an incredible opportunity with our Fort Worth community to come together, both for the exhibit and Honor Walk ceremony, to reflect on the selflessness and service of our fire, police, first responder and military communities and the ways that tragic day has affected us all.”
The art exhibit will be on display at the museum immediately following the ceremony and will remain on display through July 23.
“We are honored to have been selected to participate in this historic event, honoring the legacies of those heroes who selflessly sacrificed their lives in New York City,” said Fort Worth Police Chief Neil Noakes. “Twenty years later, these fallen first responders stand as an example to all of the genuine love and dedication that police and fire personnel have for their communities and for their country. Their courage and valor will never be forgotten.”
The community is invited to attend this special event and to take the time to honor, remember and heal. First responders from neighboring cities will be present, and the ceremony will include a full Honor Guard presentation.
The Honor 365 mission is to provide resources for veterans, first responders and their families in support of mental wellness.
“The fact that we can honor the fallen heroes of Sept. 11 and the lives lost by our military service members in the last 20 years is something we are grateful to participate in,” said Fort Worth Fire Chief James Davis. “But to also have the opportunity to spotlight the importance of taking care of our first responders and veterans who answered the call to serve in the wake of those terrorist attacks, means that we can truly honor all.”
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