Don’t miss out on these 3 special ways you can pay tribute this Patriot Day in Huntsville

Patriot Day In Huntsville
This photo is featured in the Huntsville Museum of Art. Photo via AP Photo/Alexandre Fuchs and Huntsville Museum of Art Facebook

Huntsville, like the rest of the country, is remembering Patriot Day in unique ways for the 20th anniversary. Here are three events in Huntsville where you can honor, remember and pay tribute to the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001. Keep reading for the details.

1. UAH Patriot Day 5K

People Running On Gray Asphalt Road During Daytime
Lace up your running shoes. Photo via Miguel A. Amutio

This student-run 5K gives you the option to run, walk or even ruck in remembrance. In case you are unfamiliar with rucking, it is walking with weight and is a common military exercise. UAH Patriot Day 5K recommends a weight of 35 pounds for men and 20 pounds for females. There is also a one-mile fun run if that is more your speed. The race is held on Saturday, September 11 and kicks off at 8:40AM.

The event will begin with an opening ceremony by the Alabama A&M ROTC color guard. You can expect music, food and snow cones—perfect for cooling off. Participants will get a t-shirt, race bib and other items from the 5K sponsors. The top rucker, top three female runners and top three male runners will receive a medal.

UAH Patriot Day 5K raises funds in support of Huntsville Fire and Rescue and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

2. The Associate Press photos exhibit

Patriot Day In Huntsville
Check out the Huntsville Museum of Art. Photo via Huntsville Museum of Art Facebook

Starting September 11, you can visit the Huntsville Museum of Art for a unique exhibit. Through photos from The Associated Press, you can check out the construction and destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City. Those images are followed by photos of the One World Trade Center’s reemergence.

3. Tribute Night at Toyota Field

Patriot Day Huntsville
Tribute Night at Toyota Field will end with fireworks. Photo via Rocket City Trash Pandas Facebook

While the Rocket City Trash Pandas aren’t playing a home game on September 11, there is a special event in honor of Patriot Day. Tribute Night is an opportunity to remember and honor the fallen and their families. You can catch the USA Patriots Amputee Team play softball against The Bearded Warriors. The game is followed by live music from Brandon Elder and the night will end with fireworks.

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