The McKinney Chamber of Commerce Leadership McKinney program, McKinney fire and police departments, the Collin County Sheriff's Office and radio station 97.5 KLAK-FM will present "A Day of Remembrance" at 9 a.m. on Sept. 11.

The free event will honor those who gave their lives during the events of Sept. 11, 2001 as well as local first responders.  The event will be held at the McKinney Public Safety Building, 2200 Taylor Burk Drive. Refreshments will follow.

"We invite the entire community to join us as we pause to honor all who made the ultimate sacrifice on Sept. 11, 2001," Fire Chief Danny Kistner said in a news release. "We remember the men, women and children whose lives were lost in what began as any other September day in the United States of America. We especially take time to remember the brave first responders—police, fire and emergency medical personnel—rushing to the scene, into buildings and up stairways, many of whom most certainly knew they wouldn't survive this last assignment. Our country pulled together as Americans on that fateful day, and we pray once again for a renewed spirit of patriotism."

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York City and Washington D.C. in the 2001 attack, including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.

For information, contact Deb Fitzgerald at 972-542-0163 or [email protected].