9/11 events memorializing those lost

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In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, the Tribute in Light illuminates in the sky above the Lower Manhattan area of New York, as seen from across the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J. The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped how the U.S. is observing the anniversary of 9/11. The terror attacks' 19th anniversary will be marked Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner nearby in New York

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – A list of local events happening today that serve as a reminder that even in the midst of a pandemic, the country will never forget those who lost their lives on September 11.

  • Back the Blue & Red Standout: In North Easton, Massachusetts, activists are organizing a standout on Main Street in appreciation for law enforcement and fire personnel. The standout will run from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, which spans the time the planes hit each tower.
  • 9/11 Memorial at the Statehouse: Governor Raimondo directs Rhode Island flags at half-staff in recognition of the anniversary of September 11. The governor will participate in a small, socially-distanced 9/11 remembrance ceremony at 8:30 AM inside the Statehouse, and will be broadcast on the governor’s Facebook page.
  • Wall of Honor: Also starting at 8:30 AM, there will be a special ceremony at the Wall of Honor which sits in the center of the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter.  The National Guard 88th Army band will be performing the bugle call “To the Colors”, and the names of Rhode Islanders who lost their lives will be receipted.
  •  9/11 Remembrance Ceremony: The 9/11 planning committee of volunteers will host a remembrance ceremony honoring the first responders who lost their lives. This public observance starts at 6:00 PM at the site of the Jaycee Riverwalk Corridor & Arboretum at 6:00 PM.
  • Memorial Ride: A 9/11 memorial ride is set to start at 7:00 PM at Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School. Organizers are looking to parade to the Rhode Island statehouse as it gets lit up. Participants are asked to bring their American flags.  The event page says the national anthem will be played throughout the parade.

*This is a growing list, and more events will be added as they are discovered. 

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