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9/11 tributes scheduled in the metro

17 years ago, nearly 3,000 died during attacks
Posted at 8:06 AM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 09:35:30-04

Seventeen years ago, a horrific day in our nation's history unfolded.

People across the country will gather to remember the thousands who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

In the heartland, tributes will pour out throughout the day to remember the victims, their families and first responders.

  • The Omaha Fire Dept. will observe the day during a minute-long moment of silence at 9:11 a.m. at their stations. The public is invited to observe the moment.
  • At 11:30 a.m., Mayor Jean Stothert will join the Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association at the riverfont near the Firefighter Memorial for a wreath laying ceremony.
  • As part of its annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony in Bellevue, a naturalization ceremony will be held at American Heroes Park starting at 6 p.m.The event will also honor fallen and wounded warriors, members of the military and first responders.
  • At the Sumtur Amphitheater in Papillion, a remembrance is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to honor the victims and fallen service members.
  • At Memorial Park, each victim will be memorialized with their own U.S. flag bearing their name and age. The flag display runs through Sept. 15 and hours are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.