OH to Mark 9/11 Anniversary with Community Memorials

Some community memorials planned for Saturday in observance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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Here are community memorials planned for Saturday in observance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks:

Akron: A 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will take place at 8:46 a.m., at InfoCision Stadium, 375 E. Exchange Street. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Safety Forces Support Center. Participants will climb 78 flights of stairs, which is the furthest any firefighter got that day. For those who want the extra challenge, participants can then decide to continue the course to climb all 110 stories. The event is presented by the city of Akron, Akron Fire Department, IAFF Akron Fire Fighters Local 330, Summit County and the University of Akron. For more information or to register for the event, please visit https://tinyurl.com/akron911stair.

Cuyahoga Falls: Last Alarm Memorial Service to mark 20 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. The service will begin at 8:15 a.m. at the Downtown Amphitheater, 2085 Front Street. Mayor Don Walters and Fire Chief Chris Martin will deliver opening remarks. At 8:46 a.m., bell ringing will begin to signal the Last Alarm Service. The bells, which consist of three rings, three times each, signify the end of the last call of the firefighters whose lives were lost while responding to the calls to service in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

Tallmadge: 9:30 a.m. service on Tallmadge Circle. Immediately following the service, volunteers will begin lighting candles. In the evening, visit the Circle to see the beautiful display in memory of those lives lost 20 years ago on 9/11. Planned by the fire department, the display includes 2976 candles to represent each life lost on Sept. 11 at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and in Shanksville: 343 red candles for fire department personnel; 60 blue candles for police personnel; 55 green candles for military personnel; and 2,518 white candles for civilians.

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Stow: There will be a remembrance at 8:30 a.m. at the Stow City Center, Memorial Site, 3760 Darrow Road, Stow. The site includes a beam from one of the towers.

Twinsburg: 9/11 memorial at 10:28 a.m. on Township Square. Those in attendance will be invited to sign a commemorative banner documenting their personal memorial of the 2001 tragedy. All members of the community are encouraged to attend. For complete schedule of events and more information, go to http://MyTwinsburg.com.

Wadsworth: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at and around East Park downtown. The American Legion, Post #170, the City of Wadsworth, and the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce invite the community to share in a 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony. The ceremony will begin around 8:30 a.m. to correspond with the first attack on the World Trade Center and the subsequent attack on the Pentagon, the heroic efforts of passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 and to commemorate members of the U.S. Military killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries while waging war on terrorism. For more information, go to http://www.wadsworthcity.com.

Cleveland: 20th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony 8:45 a.m. at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, 10701 East Blvd., Cleveland This ceremony launches a day of service and remembrance in the University Circle Corridor to honor those who lost their lives September 11, 2001 and, in the wars, and conflicts that followed. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/301399571735232.

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