3 ways Mobilians can honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11

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Light memorial of the Twin Towers in New York City. Photo by Jesse Mills via Unsplash

Saturday, September 11 marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. If you’re located in the mobile area, here are some ways you can honor this important date.

1. Roll’n Smoke (Car Show & BBQ Cook-off)

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Do you like cars? Do you like barbeque? This may be the event for you! Photo via Southwest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce

Hosted by the Southwest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, Roll’n Smoke pays tribute to 9/11 with a memorial service, car show, and barbecue contest.

Interested in showing off your car or cooking skills? Sign up by Wednesday, September 8th.

2. Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K

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Raise funds for injured military members, first responders, and their families by participating in this 5K. Photo via The Mobile Rundown

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K begins at Battleship Memorial Park. Following their mantra, “While we have time, LET US DO GOOD,” everyone who attends is given the opportunity to fundraise to support military members and first responders.

You can also sign up as a volunteer.

3. 20th Anniversary Commemoration Service of 9/11

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Visit the USS Alabama Memorial Park’s commemoration Service in remembrance of 9/11. Photo via Liv George for The Bama Buzz

If races aren’t your thing, you can still find a way to honor those fallen 20 years ago at USS Alabama Memorial Park. Here you’ll find a 20th-anniversary commemoration service at the Fallen Hero 9/11 Memorial, with guest speaker, Major Brad Israel.


9/11 Memorial Image
Photo by Anthony Fomin via Unsplash

Never forget the heroes who lost their lives that tragic day 20 years ago. Tag us @thebamabuzz and let us know how you plan to honor them!

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