Legion posts: share how you will remember 9/11
Sunday marks the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It’s a time in history that The American Legion will never forget.
For two decades, American Legion posts have conducted ceremonies on 9/11 to ensure that their communities don’t forget the lives lost that day or those lost while fighting the global war on terrorism prompted by the attack. The American Legion wants to hear how posts are remembering the 21st anniversary of Sept. 11. Please share your stories and photos on Legiontown.
- American Legion Post 140 in Atlanta is hosting its annual RPM 911 5K on Sept. 10. The race is named in honor of local resident Ryan P. Means, who enlisted in the U.S. Army Special Forces after his best friend, Adam White, died in the North Trade Tower. Means passed away in 2009 following surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. The race starts and ends at Post 140 located at 3905 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta.
- American Legion Post 1980 of Woodland Park, Colo., and VFW Post 6051 are conducting a 9/11 memorial ceremony at Lions Park. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 11.
- American Legion Post 153 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., will host a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the post on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
- American Legion Post 95 in North Conway, N.H., will host a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Schouler Park on Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m.
Last year, The American Legion Tango Alpha Lima podcast did a special series of 20 memorable, inspiring and captivating stories related to the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Listen to those stories here.