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    9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance events to come

    9/11 remembrance run

    Photo By Dana Heard | Members of Team Offutt and their dependents walk in honor of 9/11 victims Aug. 7, 2019...... read more read more

    OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, NE, UNITED STATES

    08.27.2021

    Story by Leticia Cunningham 

    55th Wing Public Affairs

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our soil. It is a time to remember the courage of so many firefighters, paramedics, New York Policemen and officers of the New York’s Port Authority Officers that sacrificed their lives to save others. A time to honor the memory of all those who perished at Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the Pentagon and the Twin Towers.
    It is a time to show reverence for all those lives lost in just 102 minutes of the clock. As Americans, we still remember and we must never forget.
    Most recall that day and what they were doing. Many born after 1995 may not remember because they were too young or not even born yet. Some have learned about the tragic events of 9/11 through the reminders televised and the memorial ceremonies that take place throughout the fire departments, military bases and cities nationwide.
    As a country we lost so much and shed tears for so many. Every year these celebrations of life and death help us to remember and to mourn.
    Once again this year the Offutt Fire Department is sponsoring the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and will be participating at the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb being held Sept. 11 at Werner Park in Papillion.
    “Members of Offutt are participating in the stair climb and posting the colors. There will be a bell ringing after each person completes their climb,” said David Eblin, Offutt AFB fire chief. “You don’t have to be a fire department member to participate.”
    Registration for this event can be found at https://nefff.akaraisin.com/ui/Nebraska#nebraskastairclimb.
    The 55th Force Support Squadron is holding an Offutt Remembrance Run on Sept. 11 at the Offutt parade grounds.
    “In 2019, the Offutt Field House staff wanted to do something to honor the individuals who were affected by the terrorist attacks. Everyone decided that hosting an annual remembrance run commemorating the incidents surrounding the 9/11 attacks, helps keep the event in our memories,” said Sarah Stahl, 55th FSS fitness program manager. “This September is the 20th anniversary and we must never forget what occurred.”
    Participants can walk or run four laps around the track. Activities will include a moment of silence from the Offutt Chapel, the presentation of the colors by the Honor Guard, and the national anthem by the Heartland of America Band. This event is open to the military and authorized DoD ID card holders.
    Registration for this event can be found at https://Offuttremembrancerun.evenbrite.com
    So whether we walk, run, climb stairs or remain at home and reflect on the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, let all of us remember, and honor all that was lost in 102 minutes of the clock.

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    Date Taken: 08.27.2021
    Date Posted: 09.13.2021 09:12
    Story ID: 404153
    Location: OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, NE, US 

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