Events honoring 20th anniversary of 9/11 planned in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake offer opportunities for citizens to honor lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake offer opportunities for citizens to honor lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake offer opportunities for citizens to honor lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Several local events are planned in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake to memorialize the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Sept. 11

Southlake


The city of Southlake will be holding a special ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The ceremony begins promptly at 7:46 a.m. and will include the lowering of a commemorative flag, a moment of silence and the laying of a wreath. 7:46 a.m. Free. Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main Street, Southlake. 817-748-8400. www.cityofsouthlake.com/3965/September-11-2001-20th-Anniversary-Remem

Colleyville


On 9/11’s 20th anniversary, the Colleyville Fire Department is hosting a remembrance ceremony to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony will include a presentation of the flags, invocation, guest speakers and a moment of silence. 9 a.m. Free. 90 Main St., Colleyville. 817-503-1400. www.colleyville.com/residents/special-events

Grapevine

The city of Grapevine is partnering with American Airlines flight crew members to host the annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony Sept. 11 at 7:30 a.m. Grapevine residents and others are invited to join virtually as the city reflects on the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks. The livestream will be available on the city of Grapevine’s Facebook page and will be followed by a World War II D-Day aircraft flyover, weather permitting. A total of four aircraft will fly over the city between 9 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. This includes “That’s All Brother,” the aircraft that led the main airborne invasion in Normandy, France, on D-Day—June 6, 1944. Free. Multiple locations. 817-410-3000. www.grapevinetexas.gov/1726/911-20th-Anniversary-Day-Of-Remembrance-

Ongoing through Sept. 11

Sign Southlake’s 9/11 Memorial Banner


Residents can take a few moments to sign the city of Southlake’s 9-11 Memorial Banner in front of Town Hall through Sept. 11. Bring a permanent marker or use one provided by the city and sign your name and leave a short message as a tribute to those who lost their lives that day.. Free. 1400 Main Street, Southlake. 817-748-8400. www.cityofsouthlake.com/3965/September-11-2001-20th-Anniversary-Remem

Ongoing through Sept. 30

Rare quilt on display at Harvest Hall


Harvest Hall will also honor the victims of 9/11 with the display of a 21-foot-by-21-foot quilt suspended inside the food hall beginning Sept. 3. In partnership with the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, the quilt features the faces of nearly 2,700 victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, stitched together to look like an American flag from afar. The quilt will be on display through Sept. 30. The quilt is part of a three-piece collection, one of which currently hangs in the entrance of the Pentagon. The second piece is on permanent display at Fountain Place in downtown Dallas. Free. 815 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-251-3050. www.grapevinetexas.gov/1726/911-20th-Anniversary-Day-Of-Remembrance-
By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke and northeast Fort Worth. In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, she worked and interned for various publications, such as Local Profile, the OU Daily, the Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.
By Steven Ryzewski
Steven Ryzewski is the editor for Community Impact Newspaper's Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth editions. Before joining Community Impact in 2021, he worked in hyperlocal journalism for nine years in Central Florida as an editor, sports editor and correspondent.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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