This weekend marks a somber anniversary. Sunday will be 15 years after the September 11 attacks that rocked the nation and changed the world. Flags will fly at half-staff in both Nebraska and Iowa.
There are a bunch of events set for Sunday to honor the victims killed in the attacks in New York City, Washington DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
LIST OF EVENTS:
All Day, Stinson Park, 2285 S 67th St, Omaha
The event includes free family activities from 9am-9pm designed to encourage Omahans to come together in honor of the lives lost and show appreciation for first responders.
First Responders Foundation holding moment of silence ceremony at 9:11am.
Tribute of Flags
All Day, Memorial Park, Omaha
Nearly 3,000 U.S. Flags will be representing each victim of the 9/11 attacks. Steel beam from the World Trade Center will also be on display. Organized by Lynn Castrianno, who lost her brother Leonard Castrianno in the attacks.
Marathon Walk and 9/11 Ceremony
7:30am-4:30pm walk, Heartland of America Park, 800 Douglas Omaha; 5:30pm ceremony, near the boat ramp Heartland of America Park
Take 1.3 million steps to honor and remember the more than 1.3 million fallen U.S. Soldiers and first responders since the birth of the nation. Route includes stops at fire stations to thank firefighters.
Salute to Public Safety
7:30am, Shadow Lake Lake Hy-Vee, 11650 S. 73rd St., Papillion
There will be a ceremony with remarks from area dignitaries, moment of silence and special memorial tribute by Papillion Fire Department. Speakers will include Sheriff Jeff Davis, Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert, Papillion Mayor David Black, La Vista Mayor Doug Kindig and retired Gen. Don Bacon. Free breakfast to all on and off duty first responders, their spouses and children under 10 from 6am- 11am.
Flag Display to Thank Omaha Police
9:45am, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 4040 N. 108th St.,
Omaha Flag display to honor past and present police officers, followed by an outdoor worship service, then a Pig Roast Cookout.
Tri-Faith Initiative Circle of Peace
1pm-2pm, Temple Israel Amphitheater, 13111 Sterling Ridge Dr., Omaha
A group made up of Congregation of Temple Israel, Countryside Community Church and American Muslim Institute will offer prayers and for a circle of friendship using red, white and blue fabric. Event is aimed at honoring those killed in 9/11 attacks and to build bridges of friendship to promote peace.
Bellevue 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
5pm, Lied Activities Center, 2700 Arboretum Dr., Bellevue
This event will honor fallen and wounded warriors, first responders and gold star families. It will also include a citizenship ceremony where 41 new Americans will take their oath of citizenship.
15th Anniversary Remembrance and Military Tribute
6pm Sumtur Amphitheater, 1/2 mile south of 108th St. & Hwy 370 in Papillion
This program that includes a speeches by Gov. Pete Ricketts, retired Gen. Don Bacon and others. Sponsored by American Legion Posts #32 and #373.