McKinney Chamber to host three-day event to remember 9/11

Those in and around the McKinney community will have the opportunity to participate in a timeline remembering the events of 9/11. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Those in and around the McKinney community will have the opportunity to participate in a timeline remembering the events of 9/11. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Those in and around the McKinney community will have the opportunity to participate in a timeline remembering the events of 9/11. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Leadership McKinney Alumni Network will host a three-day event to pay tribute to lives lost and to honor the heroism of first responders and individual citizens during the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

The event, called “Patriot Day—A Timeline of Remembrance” will begin Friday, Sept. 11 and run through Sunday, Sept. 13. It will present the opportunity for attendees to commemorate 9/11 on a self-guided tour of a timeline of events, according to a McKinney Chamber of Commerce news release.

The three-day event is an expansion of the annual event hosted by the Leadership McKinney Alumni Network to continue throughout the weekend this year.

“This event is near and dear to the hearts of Leadership Alumni and we felt it was important to observe this day again this year, despite the current global pandemic,” said DeeDee Guerra, executive director of Visit McKinney, in a news release. “The 2001 tragedy is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history, which resulted in the largest loss of life by a foreign assault on American soil.”

The event will be held at Mitchell Park in historic downtown McKinney, located at 300 W. Louisiana St., McKinney, and anyone is welcome to attend. At the park, attendees will find markings on the sidewalk for the tour, which bring them to a display of graphics telling the story of 9/11 in a timeline.


“We invite everyone to join us as we remember not only those who made the ultimate sacrifice Sept. 11, 2001, but also the men, women, and children who needlessly lost their lives that day,” said Lisa Hermes, president and CEO of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, in the release. “It’s vital that we keep the memory of them alive.”

Parking information can be found at this link. For more information, visit www.mckinneychamber.com/events.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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