Memorials and volunteer events throughout our area are marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, and honoring the nearly 3,000 people who died that day.

Here are some local events memorializing 9/11:

 

  • 8:30 a.m.: Gloucester County Patriot Day Ceremony at the Place of Reflection in Chestnut Branch Park on Main Street in Mantua, NJ. This tribute will honor Gloucester County residents John Rodak, Nicholas W. Brandemarti and Perry Thompson, in addition to all others who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony will include ringing of bells to coincide with the timing of the tragic events of 9/11 and a wreath laying.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Tribute to 9/11 victims from Bucks County at the Garden of Reflection, 1950 Woodside Rd., Yardley, Pa.
  • 9:30 a.m.: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney joins police and fire officials at the Memorial to the Fallen at the Philadelphia Fireman's Hall Museum, on 2nd Street in Old City. After, the group will march to the Betsy Ross House at 239 Arch St. for a 10 a.m. memorial.
  • Noon to 5 p.m.: The Feria Del Barrio, on North 5th Street between Lehigh Avenue and Cambria Street, will honor first responders for the anniversary of 9/11. Philadelphia police and fire officials will be present.
  • 12:15 p.m.: Observance at the 9/11 Monument at Route 130 and Merchantville Avenue in Pennsauken, NJ. The community, firefighters, local officials and Congressman Donald Norcross will come together at the memorial, where 2,997 American flags, each containing the name of a 9/11 victim, have been placed.
  • 1 p.m.: Vice President Joe Biden joins 120 first responders at the Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field to hold the American flag during the National Anthem.
  • 4 p.m.: Interfaith memorial service commemorating 9/11 at Holy Rosary Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike in Claymont, Del.
  • 7 p.m.: Remembrance in Light candle ceremony in Bucks County honors 9/11 victims in Garden of Reflection, 1950 Woodside Rd., Yardley, Pa.
  • The American Red Cross is holding blood drives to commemorate 9/11 Day. Dozens of blood donation events throughout our area are running on 9/11 and through the next several days. To find a blood donation center near you and sign up to donate blood, click here.
  • Some donation centers in our area where you can donate blood over the next several days for 9/11 Day include:
  • Sunday, Sept. 11:
  • Northampton Township Senior Center, 165 Township Rd., Richboro - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • North Penn Mosque A, 600 Maple Ave., Lansdale - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 12:
  • Aria Health Frankford Campus, 4900 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia - 7 a.m. to noon
  • Temple University Howard Gittis Student Center, 1755 N. 13th St., Philadelphia - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4190 City Ave. (in Rowland Hall) - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell (in College Hall) - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • NHS Meeting and Conference Center, 350 Sentry Park East Building 640, Blue Bell - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 13:
  • Temple University Morgan Hall North, 1601 N. Broad St., Philadelphia - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Temple University 1940 Residence Hall, 1940 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Temple University Howard Gittis Student Center, 1755 N. 13th St., Philadelphia - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • West End Fire Co., 1319 Park Ave., Quakertown - 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Davisville Church, 325 Street Rd., Southampton - 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Avondale Presbyterian Church, 420 Pennsylvania Ave., Avondale - 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Chester Water Authority, 415 Welsh St., Chester - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • St. Dorothy Church, 4910 Township Line Rd., Drexel Hill - 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Upper Darby High School, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill - 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 14:
  • Philadelphia Sports Club, 1 Highpoint Dr., Chalfont - 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Pine Run Community Center, 777 Ferry Rd. Doylestown - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • William Penn Fire Co., 123 Main St., Hulmeville - 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Eaton Corp., 24 E. Glenolden Ave., Glenolden - 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • St. Maria Goretti Church, 1601 Derstine Rd., Hatfield - 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • If you don't see a donation center near you, click here to visit the American Red Cross and enter your ZIP code for a full list.

 

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