Mid-South to commemorate 9/11 with several events


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) — On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, people in the Mid-South will show appreciation to local first responders while remembering the many killed on that day.

To start the morning, Volunteer Memphis will have a 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance at 8 a.m. at city hall. There, first responders will be recognized by their bravery and hard work.

Afterward, Volunteer Memphis will deliver meals to fire houses, police stations and other first responder offices at nearly 30 locations.

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Volunteer Memphis will clean up eight military parks.

For more information on assisting Volunteer Memphis, contact Andrea Hill at 901-278-0016.

A mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School before students deliver baskets of treats to local police and fire departments.

Carry The Load will host a volunteer day at the Memphis National Cemetery to clean headstones. That starts at 9 a.m. and goes until noon.

The Cooper Young Community Association will commemorate the day with a community service clean-up of the neighborhood from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

In Southaven, there will be a first responders appreciation lunch at Landers car dealership from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Rounding out the day, there will be a 9/11 Heroes Run 5k at Shelby Farms. Registration runs from 4:30-6 p.m.

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