As we approach the 20th anniversary of the tragic attacks of September 11th, 2001 let us never forget all the victims, first responders and military service members along with their families who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Please join the Columbus Crew in honoring and remembering those fallen heroes by supporting these local city-wide Patriot Day efforts taking place in remembrance of 9/11.

National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Event: Rally Point: Reflections on 9/11 and the 20-Year War

  • Date: Saturday, September 4
  • Time: 10am-11am
    As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, U.S. Army Rangers Dan Blakely and Tom Amenta, along with photographer Beau Simmons, will discuss with us their highly anticipated book, “The Twenty-Year War.” Through the book, they share the experiences and stories of 71 Veterans who were involved in the Global War on Terror. Join virtually on Facebook: (4) Reflections on 9/11 and the 20-Year War | Facebook or YouTube: Reflections on 9/11 and the 20-Year War - YouTube

Event: 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 Remembrance Ceremony

  • Date: Saturday, September 11 (Patriot Day)
  • Time: 9am-10am

Join The City of Columbus and NVMM to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 during the City of Columbus - City Hall Remembrance Ceremony.


Motts Military Museum

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm

Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Children, 5 and Under are FREE

  • Home to the second largest collection of artifacts from 9/11 outside of Ground Zero in NY
  • Among the items Motts will receive are: a fire truck crushed during the collapse of the World Trade Center towers a piece of the damaged superstructure from the Pentagon; a 20-foot piece of the antenna from the North Tower of the World Trade Center; two damaged police vehicles; a large directional sign from the World Trade Center; marble slabs from the World Trade Center; flags and more.

First Responders Park-Hillard

Norwich Township firefighter Heith Good will be among 24 military, law enforcement, security and emergency-service personnel from throughout Ohio to be recognized as part of Hilliard's observance of the anniversary at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at First Responders Park

From 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 11, Hilliard police Det. Jim Large and Sgt. Suzanne Muraco will be at First Responders Park to explain the symbolism of two 9/11 artifacts on display in Hilliard: a piece of steel that was once part of one of the World Trade Center towers in New York City and a flagpole (one of only five salvaged from Ground Zero) now on display at the Joint Safety Services Building on Northwest Parkway. They also will ring a bell at the precise minutes of the attacks that occurred between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001. Both ceremonies are open to the public.

First Responders Park—Westerville

The City of Westerville is hosting a formal observance in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11/01 on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at First Responders Park (374 W. Main St.) The exhibits will also be on display from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12.

Volunteer: 9/11 Memorial Flags at Capital Square


The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will commemorate 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 with a memorial flag display on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse. On Thursday, September 9, 2021, a short program will begin at 4 p.m. on the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse. After the program, volunteers from across central Ohio will install the 2,977 flags that comprise the memorial.

The flags represent the 2,977 victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93. When seen from above, the design represents the World Trade Center towers, with a space in the shape of the Pentagon and an open strip representing the field in Pennsylvania. Located on the West Lawn of the Ohio Statehouse, the memorial will be open to the public from 7 p.m. Thursday, September 9 until 12 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2021.

Volunteers are welcome for installation. Please contact Dayna Jalkanen, or 614-728-2697 to sign up for this event.

Huntington Park Stair Climb

*All proceeds benefit National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Fortress Obetz Stair Climb

*All proceeds benefit National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Food trucks, beverages and beer available during the event.



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