9/11 remembrance ceremonies, events in the RGV

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HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Cities across the Rio Grande Valley will be hosting ceremonies and events honoring the nearly 3,000 people that died in the 9/11 attack, 20 years ago.

Here is a list of some of those locations.

  • City of Edinburg 5k Memorial Run/Walk
    • Location: 212 W Mclntyre Street in Edinburg
    • Time: 8:30 a.m.
    • $15 registration fee, last day to register is Friday, September 10.
    • Click here to register.
  • City of McAllen 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
    • Location: McAllen Central Fire Station, 201 N. 21st Street in McAllen
    • Time: 9:00 a.m.
    • City leaders will make remarks on the 20-year anniversary honoring those who lost their lives, as their selfless and heroic acts have not been forgotten.
  • 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
    • Location: Valley International Airport, North Tarmac
    • Time: 10 a.m.
    • The Ceremony will feature a retired United States Air Force Veteran who was at the Pentagon on that day. Jorge Bustilloz, who now works for the Transportation Security Administration will share his memories of the chaos that ensued after one of the hijacked planes hit the Pentagon killing 125 military personnel and civilians as well as all 64 people aboard the plane.
  • San Benito 9/11 Ceremony
    • Location: First Responders Community Park, 1201 S. Sam Houston Boulevard
    • Time: 9:00 a.m.
  • Brownsville Roary Club Honor our Heroes Event
    • Location: Veterans Park at 2500 Central Boulevard in Brownsville
    • Time: 8:30 p.m.
    • Flag sponsorship will be one dollar.
  • Economedes Jaguars JROTC 9/11 Stair Climb
    • Loocation: 1800 S Stadium Drive in Edinburg
    • Time: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    • Stair climb participants will climb 1,980 steps to equal a total of 110 stories, the same number as the World Trade Center in New York, in memory of the 343 firefighters who died in September 11. Symbolically completing a heroic journey to save others.
  • 9/11 20th Year Memorial Concert: Music Faculty Chamber Ensembles
    • Location: UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W University Drive in Edinburg
    • Time: 7:00 p.m.
    • The memorial concert will showcase musical and poetical collection of memories, impressions, and reflections. The concert will feature works by Arvo Pärt, Paul Hindemith, Bert Turetsky as well as two world premieres by Justin Writer (UTRGV Music Professor) and by Edna Longoria, a Valley native, and an award-winning composer.

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