Memorials on the Main Line to Honor the Anniversary of 9/11


These locations throughout the Main Line and Philadelphia’s western suburbs host ceremonies to honor the victims and lives lost 22 years ago on 9/11.

Although 22 years have passed since the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, our nation remains forever changed after that tragic morning in September. To honor all of the lives lost on 9/11, these Main Line memorials allow our community to come together to pay tribute to the heroes we lost.

21st Anniversary September 11th Memorial Ceremony

5 Points Concord & Pennell Rds., Aston

Aston Township hosts a 22nd anniversary memorial ceremony for those lost on September 11 at Aston Township Memorial Garden beginning at 7 p.m. The alternate site in case of rain will be the James W. McGinn Community Center at 3270 Concord Rd. in Aston. For further information, contact Jim Graham at (484) 832-3197.

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9/11 Commemoration and Monthly Casket Flag Raising Ceremony

4599 West Chester Pke., Newtown Square

On September 11, 2023, the Delaware County Veterans Memorial will host an all-day event to commemorate the 21st anniversary of 9/11. During the ceremony, local musician Martin Holahan will play “Taps” at each of the four times a plane crashed 22 years ago: 8:46 a.m. (North Tower), 9:03 a.m. (South Tower), 9:37 a.m. (Pentagon) and 10:07 a.m. (Flight 93).

Delaware County’s Annual September 11th Remembrance Ceremony

1671 N. Providence Rd., Media

Delaware County will hold its September 11th ceremony in Media’s Rose Tree Park, where permanent law enforcement, fire, EMS and 9/11 memorials are laid. The county will once again gather in that spot this year to reflect and remember the county’s first responders who died in the line of duty and give thanks to those who continue to serve and protect.

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Washington Memorial Chapel to Commemorate 21st Anniversary of 9/11

2000 Valley Forge Park Rd., King of Prussia

The Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park will honor the 21st anniversary of 9/11 with a solemn remembrance service and tribute to Flight 93 Hero Louis J. Nacke II, who was laid to rest in the Chapel’s cemetery, on Monday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. During the remembrance, the bourdon bell of the Washington Memorial National Carillon will toll six times to mark the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, the collapse of the Twin Towers and the crash of Flight 93. Prayers will be said for the victims who died in the attacks and all whose lives were forever changed on that tragic day. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Bishop White Library and Garden.

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