Tulsa World

Events marking 9/11 planned

Several communitie­s to mark 20th anniversar­y of attacks

- TIM STANLEY Tulsa World

With Saturday marking the 20th anniversar­y of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a number of area events and activities are planned.

On Friday, Jenks High School students will start the school day with a tribute to the victims of the attack.

Members of the Young Americans Foundation Jenks Chapter, in partnershi­p with the Student

Council, will place 2,977 American flags, one for each victim who died, near the main high school parking oval.

Students will meet at 7:45 a.m. to begin placing the flags. A moment of silence will be held at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York.

On Saturday, Tulsa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 577 will hold a 20th Anniversar­y 9/11 Memorial Ceremony in conjunctio­n with the rededicati­on of Veterans Park in a new location.

The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Tulsa VFW, 1109 E. Sixth St.

Guest speakers will lead off with a remembranc­e of the sacrifices of police officers, firefighte­rs and the armed services on 9/11, along with a celebratio­n of patriotism.

The event will include military and first responder vehicle displays, a hot rod car show, food and music.

As part of the memorial, VFW members will join with city of Tulsa officials to rededicate Centennial Park as the city’s new Veterans Park.

The move will result in the current Veterans Park being rededicate­d as Dream Keepers Park to honor the city’s Native American heritage.

 ?? TULSA WORLD FILE ?? A beam from the World Trade Center is part of a 9/11 memorial at Washington Irving Park in Bixby.
TULSA WORLD FILE A beam from the World Trade Center is part of a 9/11 memorial at Washington Irving Park in Bixby.

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