Local Events Commemorating 9/11 and Expressing Gratitude to Our First Responders

In the 22 years since the tragic events when terrorists hijacked and crashed four planes into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, the United States still pays tribute to the lives lost. In Corpus Christi, the City organizes various local events to remember 9/11.

A ceremony and walk will commence in the Art Museum parking lot in front of the American Bank Center. Check-in will open at 7 a.m., with the ceremony set to begin at 7:46 a.m., symbolizing the moment when the first plane struck the North Tower. The walk begins at 8:03 a.m., marking when the second plane hit the South Tower. Covering a distance of 3.2 miles, check-ins will start at 7:00 a.m.

Additional events include:

  1. The 22nd Annual 9/11 Ceremony at 9 a.m. was held at Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park, 222 South Shoreline Boulevard in Corpus Christi. This event, hosted by the Corpus Christi Fire Department, the Corpus Christi Police Department, and the Port of Corpus Christi Police Department, commemorates the heroes lost in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
  2. The fourth annual 9/11 Memorial Workout at Whataburger Field features a private and public workout. The gates will open at 7:30 a.m. The program will commence at 8:56 a.m. with the Presentation of Colors, followed by the National Anthem. Subsequently, a private workout exclusive to first responders, military personnel, and JROTC members will occur from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 9:50 a.m. At 10:00 a.m., the public is invited to participate in the workout, though they are welcome when the gates open at 7:30 a.m.

These events are a tribute to the courage and sacrifice of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and the ongoing dedication of our first responders and military personnel who safeguard and serve our communities. Additionally, the USS Lexington is also expressing gratitude to our first responders.

The museum is extending complimentary entry until Monday for all emergency medical services, fire department, and police personnel. Additionally, family members can enjoy a one-dollar reduction on their ticket prices. To use this discount, museum officials would like to ask that individuals present a valid first responder ID.

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