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

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.