Share how you will commemorate 9/11

Share how you will commemorate 9/11

Monday marks the 22nd anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It’s a time in history that The American Legion will never forget.

For over 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 22nd anniversary of Sept. 11. Please email with details about your event, and then share your stories and photos on Legiontown

A few events already scheduled:

·         In New Jersey, Longport’s annual 9/11 ceremony will be held 9 a.m. at Thomas B. Reed Park at the foot of the Longport bridge.  Firefighters, police and members of American Legion Post 469 will place wreaths in memory of those lost in the 9/11 attacks, and those fighting the war on terror for many years after those attacks.

·         In Connecticut on Sept. 10, American Legion Post 48 will dedicate its memorial stone and plaque, Tribute to Freedom Monument, at the town marina at 11 a.m. The organization placed the monument last year to honor the personnel and everyday people who lost their lives on 9/11. The Freedom Monument pays tribute to the military, first responders, government employees, and ordinary citizens who, on 9/11 and thereafter, responded to the war on terror to ensure the preservation of our freedoms.

·         In Nebraska, A “Remember 9/11 Patriot’s Walk” will take place Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. in Fuller Park, Albion. Sponsoring organizations are American Legion Post 162 and its entire American Legion Family, and VFW Post 736, their auxiliaries, Sons of The American Legion and the American Legion Riders. Everyone is encouraged to attend and honor the lives lost on 9/11.

In 2021, 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.