Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 8:00a to 11:00a, the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. The Naval Park will host an outdoor Flag of Honor Across America Memorial Ceremony in partnership with Erie County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial, and Explore and More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum.
It will begin at 8:00am with music by the Buffalo Niagara Concert Band. The ceremony will start at 8:30am with the national anthem sung by Buffalo’s Singing Cops, Officers Moe Badger and Michael Norwood Jr., with additional music provided by the Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes and Drums. Color Guards from the Buffalo Fire Department, Buffalo Police Department, United States Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, and United States Naval Sea Cadet Corp, Sullivans Division, will raise the 9/11 Flag of Honor. The Edward M. Cotter fireboat will provide a tribute marking the event. As one of 60 sites across the country participating in this ceremony, community members will have the honor of reading the names and a short biography of 50 individuals who died on September 11, 2001, as well as those with a connection to Western New York. This event is free and open-to-the-public. A free virtual livestream of the event will also be available. Pre-registration is required. Click here for details.