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Memorials on the Main Line to Honor the 21st Anniversary of 9/11

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These three locations throughout Philadelphia’s western suburbs host ceremonies to honor the victims and lives lost 21 years ago on 9/11.

Although 21 years have passed since the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, our nation has been 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

Aston Township is having a 21st anniversary memorial ceremony for those lost on September 11 at Aston Township Memorial Garden beginning at 2 p.m. The alternate site in case of rain will be the Aston Township Community Center at 3270 Concord Road in Aston. For further information, contact Jim Graham at 484.832.3197.

5 Points Concord & Pennell Roads, Aston

9/11 Commemoration and Monthly Casket Flag Raising Ceremony

On September 11, 2022, the Delaware County Veterans Memorial is hosting two events to commemorate the 21st anniversary of 9/11, which will begin with a moment of silence followed by a wreath laying in remembrance of those lost 21 years ago. The annual 9/11 commemoration ceremony will take place from 8:30-10:15 a.m. and will honor and remember the lives lost in the terrorist attacks. A casket flag raising ceremony will also be hosted at 5 p.m. and will honor fallen veterans for their service and sacrifice for our country.

4599 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square

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

The Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park will be honoring the 21st anniversary of 9/11 with a solemn remembrance service and tribute to Flight 93 Hero Louis J. Nacke II, who is laid to rest in the Chapel’s cemetery, on Sunday, September 11 at 9:30 a.m. During the morning remembrance at 9 a.m., 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. Fr. Thompson, Rector of the Chapel, will offer a prayer for all first responders, for those who died in the attacks and for all whose lives were forever changed on that tragic day. Following the service, there will be a procession to the grave of Louis J. Nacke II, one of the heroes of Flight 93, who is buried in the Chapel’s cemetery. Prayers will be said for the victims who died in the attacks, and specifically for the repose of the soul of Louis Nacke II and all who died on Flight 93. The Chapel invites members of the community to come pray for those who lost their lives on this tragic day and show that as a nation we will never forget 9/11.

2000 Valley Forge Park Rd, King of Prussia

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