Dodge City, Kansas— The annual 9-11 Day of Remembrance Tree Planting Ceremony and Memorial Service are scheduled for the morning and afternoon of Saturday, September 11, 2021. This year, the tree plantings that coincide with the plane crashes will occur at Dodge City Fire Department Station 1, 201 Soule St. The annual Memorial Service will be at 1 pm at the Liberty Gardens in Wright Park.
The first tree planting will begin at 7:45 am, in remembrance of those who died from the first plane crash into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Three more trees will be planted at 8:03 am, 8:45 am, and 9:10 am to coincide with the other plane crashes.
“We want to thank Western Beverage and Fidelity State Bank for sponsoring two of the trees that will be planted,” stated Corey Keller, Keep Dodge City Beautiful Coordinator. “The planting of the trees is also in conjunction with the Keep America Beautiful annual National Day of Planting, which begins September 8.”
At 1:00 pm, the Day of Remembrance Memorial Service will take place at Liberty Garden on the east side of Hoover Pavilion. The service is held to remember those who lost their lives from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, and those servicemen and women who gave their lives and who continue to serve in the fight on terrorism.
“The public is welcome at both events and encouraged to participate in this day of honor and remembrance,” said Kelli Enlow, Dodge City Regional Airport Manager.
For those that are unable to attend, but would like to watch the tree planting and memorial service, the City of Dodge City will be broadcasting the events live on their Facebook page.