Friday, September 24th, 2021

American Legion to host 9/11 Remembrance

Posted: Friday, August 20, 2021

The American Legion Department of Indiana is hosting a 9/11 Remembrance event on Saturday, September 11. This event will be held in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and help to raise funds for the Indiana 9/11 Memorial expansion that includes the lives lost at the Pentagon.

Open to everyone, the event will consist of a vehicle motorcade that welcomes motorcycles, jeeps, trucks, cars, vans and buses that will ride as a group to honor all lives lost on 9/11.

The event will occur rain or shine and start from all four corners of the state, with start times that vary based on location. The four motorcades will convene at the Indiana Legion Headquarters located on the grounds of the former Fort Benjamin Harrison located in Lawrence. The motorcades will then depart at 12:30 p.m. as a group, and travel together to the Indiana 9/11 Memorial site.

A remembrance ceremony featuring dignitaries, first responders and military veterans will start at 2 p.m. and honor all lives lost on 9/11 and in the ensuing wars.

Early registration is open until Friday, September 3, at 11:59 p.m. The first 2,000 registrants will receive a 9/11 commemorative patch and chip. Interested parties may register the day of the event, but there is a discount for pre-registration. For starting locations and times, visit www.indianalegion.org/911.

For more information contact the Indiana Legion communications director Josh Marshall at (317) 345-9969 or by e-mail at communications@indianalegion.org with any questions.