Local events commemorate 9/11 terrorist attacks

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Several events are being held to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

On Sunday, a Never Forget 9/11 ceremony will be held at the Brook Park Veterans Memorial in Kennedy Park, 17487 Sylvia Drive, at 11 a.m. A news release states that the event is open to the public and will be held regardless of the weather.

Motorcycles will stage from 9-10:30 a.m. After the ceremony there will be a processional ride to Lake Erie Harley Davidson, 38401 Chester Road, in Avon, for food and fellowship.

For additional details contact kiksharley@aol.com or call 440-263-8121.

On Monday, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, 3 Public Square, in Cleveland, will offer multiple wreath presentations and the playing of taps timed to coincide with certain moments of 9/11, from 8:46 -10:50 a.m.

According to a news release, these moments include a salute to those passengers aboard the four lost airliners, and the moments when the World Trade Center towers and part of the Pentagon collapsed.

The monument, which honors residents of Cuyahoga County who fought for the Union during the Civil War, will have special hours for that day, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Also Monday, at 9 a.m. Cuyahoga Community College will dedicate a 9/11 memorial sculpture honoring to first responders. The 11-foot-tall sculpture includes a steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks.

According to a news release the sculpture will stand outside the KeyBank Public Safety Training Center, 7029 Homewood Avenue, in Parma Heights, on the Western Campus where CCC trains police, firefighters and rescue workers.

The steel beam is suspended between nine slabs of Indiana limestone with silhouettes of patches representing police, fire and emergency services.

Bob Szabo, a former adjunct faculty member in the College’s Public Safety program, donated the steel beam, which he obtained in 2010 to use in his classroom as a reminder of the lives lost on 9/11.

The sculpture was designed, fabricated and installed by Dale Johnson of Old World Stone Carving in Sunbury, Ohio.

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