ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Today marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and that anniversary is being commemorated all over the St. Louis area. An artifact from the World Trade Center will arrive at its new home at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Friday. It will be the centerpiece of a new Heroes Memorial Plaza.
There will be a ceremony to commemorate the arrival of the artifact starting at 8:46a.m,. the time when the attack began 14 years ago. The memorial will be dedicated to all heroes, including members of the military, law enforcement, firefighters, first responders and civilians.
The group putting the memorial together is the South County Economic Improvement Association. The artifact was secured through the Missouri Air National Guard.
There are also several other events today to mark the anniversary including the annual Patriot Day Ceremony at 8:30a.m. in O’Fallon, Missouri at the 9/11 Memorial outside the police department. There is also a ceremony at 9a.m. at the Arnold Recreation Center. At 10:28a.m., the time the second World Trade Center tower collapsed, there will be a ceremony at Walker Lake in Kirkwood Park where 388 flags will be on display through the weekend. Each one personalized with the name of a first responder who died during the attacks.
The ceremony at Jefferson Barracks is open to the public.