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San Diego events remembering 9/11

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All Americans were drastically affected by the attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001. It is hard to believe it has been 8 since the attacks, but memories of 9/11 will last forever in the hears of Americans and San Diegans.

In San Diego, there are numerous local events remembering the tragedy and those who died as well as service projects dedicated to giving back. Today has been declared a national day of service, so many events will involve giving back to the community in remembrance and in honor of those that lost their lives.

Photo from 'phill55188' via Flickr

Photo from 'phill55188' via Flickr

USS Midway Museum – 2:30pm

This event will be marked by reading the names of comunity members who lost their lives in the attacks. The service will be held on the flight deck of the USS Midway and is sure to be an emotional and touching ceremony, including the singing of the National Anthem, a 21-gun salute, and a presentation of colors by the honor guard.

910 North Harbor Drive – Downtown, alongside Navy Pier.

Balboa Park Freedom Walk – 5pm

The Freedom Walk is being brought to you by Operation Homefront and will begin at 5PM in Balboa Park. Show your support for active service members, vetrans, and fallen heroes who died to protect our freedoms. This 3rd annual walk will begin with the release of 100 doves. It will conclude around 8pm with a candlelight vigil featuring speeches from those who lost loved ones in the attacks.

Check-in and registration begins at 3:30PM at the Veteran’s Memorial Garden

2115 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92103

Patriots Day Blood and Bone Marrow Drive – 9am to 3pm

The Hall of Champions in downtown is where you can find the 8th annual Patriots Day Blood and Bone Marrow Drive. The San Diego Blood Bank will be at the be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The drive originated as a way to thank those who gave back by giving blood in September, 2001. In fact, due to the outpouring of support by San Diegans, the San Diego Blood Bank was the first to provide the blood that was needed to the New York Blood Center after the attacks.

2131 Pan American Plz.,
San Diego, CA 92101

9/11 Truth Meetup – 5pm

The San Diego 9/11 Truth meetup will have an event at 5 pm at University and Sixth Ave in Hillcrest. Take part by joinging the group as they offer support with signs with touching messages. Meet at Sixth and University and walk to a local fire station where stories will be shared and a moment of silence will be observed.

Grape Day Park in Escondido- 4pm

A ceremony will take place on the train station platform at Escondido’s Grape Day Park where all the names of the 9/11 victims will be read. This will be a special event because anyone who wishes to read names will be given the opportunity to do so. It is approximated that it will take 2 hours to read the names of the 2,752 people who lost their lives that day.

130 Woodward Ave
Escondido, CA 92025-2614

Candlelight Vigil at Mission Bay – 6:45pm to 8pm

Join San Diego City Firefighters Local 1451 for a candlelight vigil at Tecolote Shores on Mission Bay. Mission Bay is a beautiful location and the lights of the candles will no doubt be a beautiful sight to see. Visitors wishing to remember 9/11 victims are asked to provide their own candle.

San Diego resident for over 10 years, I now call this beautiful city home. Originally from the Bay Area, I'm a California girl at heart. I love the outdoors, fitness, food, and a good craft beer (from San Diego of course).

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