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.