The International Peace Garden is inviting the public to join them on Monday, September 11 at their 9/11 Memorial site to remember those who were killed in the series of airline hijackings and suicide bombings by 19 militants associated with the extremist Islamic group al-Qaeda on U.S. soil on September 11th, 2001, this being the 22nd Anniversary.
In 2010, Rotary International, the North American Firefighters Union and Manitoba Infrastructure donated the 9/11 Memorial that includes iron remnants from the collapsed towers at the World Trade Center. Today local organizations host 9/11 remembrance events at the site and invite the public to join them.
Close to 3,000 people in total died on that day through the course of the 4 plane crashes; the first plane flew into the north tower of the World Trade Centre in New York City, a second in the south tower some 15 minutes later, a third plane flew into the southwest side of the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., and the 4th plane crashed in Pennsylvania after its passenger attempted to overpower their assailants.
Hundreds of police and firefighters rushed to the aid of those injured at the World Trade Centre within a short time, and more than 400 police officers and firefighters were killed.
Close to 2,750 people were killed in New York, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in Pennsylvania. In addition, all 19 members of the terrorist group involved in the hijackings were killed.
If inclement weather, the 9/11 Ceremony will take place in the Conservatory foyer at the Peace Garden.
9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the International Peace Garden
Monday, September 11, 2023
10:50 am Assemble at 9/11 Memorial Site
11:00 am – Welcome, Tim Chapman, CEO, International Peace Garden
- Opening remarks, Tom Rafferty, Past President, Noon Rotary Club, Minot
- March on the Colours, Colour Party Commander, Doug Wheatland, Provided by Brandon Fire & Emergency Services
- Singing of American & Canadian National Anthems by Bottineau School Choir, Vocal Ease under the direction of Jaque Marum
- Recognition of Members of Official Party
- Remarks by representatives:
- Lt. Gov. of North Dakota Tammy Miller
- – Member of Parliament for Brandon – Souris, Larry Maguire
- – ND State Senator, Randy Burckhard
- – Minot Fire Chief, Kelli Kronschnabel
- – Brandon Fire Chief, Terry Parlow, Brandon Fire & Emergency Services
- Laying of wreath by Fire Chiefs
- Moment of silence and closing prayer, Captain Tim Challen, Chaplain for 26 Field Regt, RCA, Brandon
- – Bottineau Choir, Vocal Ease, choral selection
- – March off the Colours
11:30 am Closing Remarks
Refreshments and cookies/pastries will be available at the Interpretive Center following the ceremony.
(PICTURES ATTACHED: IPG CEO TIM CHAPMAN AT THE SITE, Also, IPG Board Member, Rick Felstead stands infront of memorial. Rick is also Honorary member of the 26th Field Regiment Brandon.