NEWBURYPORT — The City of Newburyport and Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport would like to invite community members to a 9/11 Memorial Service in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Saturday, Sept. 11, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Bartlett Mall, 153 Auburn St., Newburyport
In observance of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and in remembrance of those who lost their lives, the City of Newburyport and Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport invite community members to attend a 9/11 memorial service.
The memorial service will be held concurrent with the 12th annual Field of Honor, being held on Bartlett Mall from Sept. 8 to 13 by the Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport, which will display more than 300 flags on the Mall to honor veterans, active duty soldiers and first responders.
A Sept. 11 commemoration is traditionally held as part of the Field of Honor, and this year the Exchange Club worked with the City of Newburyport, Newburyport Fire Department and Newburyport Police Department to organize a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
The Sept. 11 remembrance will be held on the Mall Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m., with state and local elected officials, as well as the public invited to attend.
The event will include a moment of silence and the display of a piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers that was obtained by the Newburyport Fire Department.
“The Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport does a great job of honoring our veterans and fallen heroes each year, and the City of Newburyport and all our first responders are pleased to join with them to commemorate Sept. 11,” Mayor Holaday said. “We hope the community will join us as we take time to reflect upon the sacrifices made by so many.”