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Bay Area 9/11 20th Anniversary Events

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- On Saturday, San Francisco Bay Area residents will pause and remember the victims and first responders killed in the 9/11 attacks. Here is a listing of local events marking the somber anniversary.


  • Oakland Memorial
    Oakland city officials and public safety leaders will hold a memorial event Friday at Lake Merritt to honor the lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The memorial event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater between 12th Street and First Avenue. Representatives from the Oakland Fire and Police departments will also be on hand to honor the victims and first responders.


  • Con Fire Hosts Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service
    Con Fire leaders, employees and family members will gather to pay tribute to those
    District members inscribed on the memorial wall in recognition of their having made the ultimate
    sacrifice in service to their community.

    Expected speakers include Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, Contra Costa County Board of
    Supervisors Member Karen Mitchoff and Deputy Fire Chief Aaron McAlister.

    The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Honor Guard will also participate in
    the event and conduct a traditional bell-ringing ceremony.

    Saturday 10 a.m. at Memorial Wall, Con Fire Training and Safety Division, 2945 Treat Boulevard, Concord

  • Bingham Stein Cup
    A rugby tournament annually held to honor Mark Bingham -- one of the heroes aboard United Flight 93. The San Francisco-based rugby team Bingham played on -- the Fog -- will play against Mendocino at the Crocker Amazon Park beginning at 11 a.m. All are invited.
  • The 5th Annual National First Responders Fund 2021 Stair Climb
    Event will take place at the 555 California Street Building in San Francisco. The NFRF Stair Climb is a flagship annual fundraising event dedicated to raising awareness and bringing support to First Responders suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries (PTSI) both locally and nationally.

    The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. Speakers will include Mayor London Breed, Chief William Scott (SFPD), and Chief Janine Nicholson (SFFD). Joe Alioto Veronese, Founder and Executive Director of The NFRF, will conclude the ceremony and commence the climb at 9:00 a.m.

  • San Jose Fire Department 2021 Patriot Day 20th anniversary commemoration

    First responders will come together on Patriot Day, also known as National Day of Service and Remembrance, to form a procession from South Market Street and West San Fernando Street to Fire Station 1 (255 N. Market Street). After the procession, there will be a brief outdoor commemoration ceremony followed by a reception hosted at and by the San José Fire Museum located next door (201 N. Market Street).

    9:45 a.m. – Procession from South Market Street and West San Fernando Street to Fire Station 1

    10:10 a.m. – Commemoration Ceremony at Fire Station 1 (255 N. Market St.)

    11:00 a.m. – Reception at the San José Fire Museum (201 N. Market St.)

    The event will be livestreamed for those who would like to tune in virtually:

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  • USS Hornet's 9/11 commemoration in Alameda
    The ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. The Walking Ghosts of Black History will be hosting the event honoring the 20th anniversary of this tragic day and those that lost their lives. There will be a Marine Corps Color Guard, special guest speakers and a wreath toss.

    The USS Hornet will also want to honor first responders by giving them free admission to the ship all weekend (Friday-Saturday-Sunday (9/10-9/12) with their families (2 adults/2 children).

  • Alameda County Fairgrounds 9/11 memorial ceremony
    Alameda County sheriff and fire departments, Pleasanton-Livermore Fire Department and others plan to speak in memory of all who were lost during the attacks starting at 10 a.m. Enter at Yellow Gate on Pleasanton Avenue. Please park at the ACE Train Parking lot.

    Admission is free, but because of COVID precautions reservations required.

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  • Veteran's BBQ for 911 – Let Us Not Forget
    Event runs from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Peninsula Special Interest Lions Club will have a free BBQ for veterans and first responders to remember 9-11. Everyone is invited to come and share a meal with our special guests. A donation of $12 would be appreciated. Reservations required.
  • Napa Memorial
    Napa Sunrise Rotary will organize the city's remembrance of the attacks at the 9/11 Memorial Garden at 1075 Main St., which includes a monument, dedicated in 2011, that incorporates steel beams from the collapsed World Trade Center in New York and glass panels etched with the names of those who died in the 2001 attacks. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and is expected to last about an hour.
  • Danville Memorial
    The Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley hosts a ceremony in honor of first responders of the 9/11 attacks. The event begins at 4:20 p.m. with a pre-program flyover and procession of Scouts at the All Wars Memorial in Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville; followed by the 20th anniversary "9/11, Never Forget" presentation, featuring emcees Tim White and Karen Stepper and keynote speaker Maj. David Yuers, USAF (retired).

    The event will feature other guest speakers, a joint Police and Fire Department honor guard presentation, and a performance by the Monte Vista High Chamber Choir.

  • Livermore-Pleasanton
    To prevent a large gathering over COVID concern, this remembrance will consist of short ceremonies at the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department's 10 fire stations. At 9:45 a.m., fire personnel, elected officials and the public will meet at each station's flagpole. A moment of silence will be observed at 9:59 a.m., the time the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed, followed by the lowering of flags to half-staff.
  • Union City, Flight 93 Memorial
    The city will host an abbreviated ceremony at 10 a.m. featuring an invocation from the Rev. Albert Valencia and remarks by memorial creator Michael Emerson and Vice Mayor Pat Gacoscos.
  • Hayward
    Hayward will host a community gathering and candlelight vigil starting at 6:30 p.m. at the new Heritage Plaza across from the Hayward 9/11 Memorial. At 7:21 p.m. a moment of silence will be observed. 835 C St.
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