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Memorials Around the Main Line to Honor the 20th Anniversary of 9/11


Locations throughout Philadelphia’s western suburbs host ceremonies to honor the victims and lives lost 20 years ago on 9/11.

Its difficult to comprehend the amount of tragedy and loss our nation went through two decades ago and will never forget. Every year, we take time to recognize the families and remember the victims of 9/11. To honor the heroes, these locations around the Main Line will host ceremonies and memorials for the community to gather and pay respects.

20th Anniversary of 9/11 at Washington Memorial Chapel

Valley Forge National Historical Park, September 11 at 9:30 a.m.

To honor the 20th anniversary, The Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park will hold a service and tribute to Flight 93 hero, Louis J Nacke II, who was laid to rest in the Chapel’s cemetery.

20th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Veterans Park, Lawrence Rd, Broomall at 6:45 p.m.

This is a public ceremony to remember the events and sacrifices of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93. The memorial ceremony will occur rain or shine and will last less than 30 minutes, ending shortly after dusk.

9/11 Heroes Run

Rustin High School, 1100 Shiloh Rd, West Chester at 2 p.m.

The Travis Manion Foundation’s 9/11 Heroes Run honors the lives lost during the attacks on 9/11 and the first responders who have served our country. There’s both a 5K and one-mile course with the choice to run, walk or jog.

Annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony

Delaware County Veterans Memorial, 4599 West Chester Pke, Newtown Square at 8:30 a.m.

As we remember the 2,977 lives lost and a nation forever changed, our military’s music of mourning, “Taps,” will play in order to mark the four times a plane crashed. There will then be a ceremony followed by a wreath-laying on the fountain.

Haverford First Fest Music Festival

Eagle Road and East Hathaway Ln, Havertown at 11 a.m.

With free admission to this event, Kelly Music for Life welcomes guests to honor the first responders with live music and community this Saturday. This event will be rain or shine.

The Main Line Run/Walk 2021

Main Line Chamber/Executive Commons Office, 175 Strafford Ave, Ste 130, Wayne at 8:30 a.m.

This event will be held on Sunday, September 12. The Main Line Chamber Foundation needs help to continue the Volunteer Emergency Responders Scholarship program. These outstanding volunteers risk their lives on every call.

Related: This Year’s Giant Main Line Run/Walk Pays Tribute to a Fallen Hero

South Wayne PorchFest

Corner of Midland and Pembroke Aves, South Wayne, at 11:30 a.m.

PorchFest will begin with the 20th anniversary of 9/11 remembrance. It will honor our First Responders and those who lost their lives, especially from Pennsylvania and Flight 93. Music will follow the remembrance.

Thank a Hero, Be a Hero

Uwchlan Ambulance Corps, 70 W. Welsh Pool Rd, Exton at 3 p.m.

Join UAC and Main Line Health to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 this year with the Thank a Hero, Be a Hero Health and Safety Event. This event is to raise awareness and support of vital emergency services.