More than 2,900 people lost their lives ten years ago, when a group of terrorists launched an attack on the United States. And even more Americans continue to risk their lives each and every single day so that we can live free.
This weekend, Idahoans will pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for that freedom.
In ceremonies throughout the state, the innocent people who were tragically killed in the attack on the World Trade Towers, as well as the men and women who die every day fighting for what we believe in, will be honored.
Please consider showing your support for the lives lost and the men and women still serving, by participating in any of the ceremonies that are being held throughout the Treasure Valley this weekend.
If you know of an event that is not listed here, please tell us about it by e-mailing us.
What: Pausing, Honoring, and Remembering 9/11
When: September 11, 8 a.m.
Where: Idaho Fallen Firefighter Memorial, 1775 Shoreline Drive
Description: Boise firefighters and police officers will join other emergency responders to pause, honor, and remember those who sacrificed their lives on 9/11. The public is welcome to join in the ceremony.
What: Opening ceremonies for Never Forget Memorial Golf Tournament
When: September 11, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Falcon Crest Golf Course, 11102 Cloverdale Road
Description: Mike Lowe, the son of a Boise firefighter and the father of two young men who both served in Iraq, will deliver a special address. One of Lowe's sons is paralyzed due to an explosion in Iraq while serving as a US Marine. The golf tournament's opening ceremonies will include a display of fire, police and other emergency vehicles, pipes and drums and a multi-agency honor guard. Proceeds and donations to the tournament will benefit the Idaho Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Idaho Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
What: 9/11 ceremony will honor Idahoans who gave their lives for our freedom
When: September 11, 10 a.m.
Where: Idaho Fallen Warrior Memorial, 6th and Jefferson, next to Idaho Capitol
Description: The Idaho National Guard will honor the 54 Idahoans who have given their lives for our freedom. They will uncover granite engraved names of at least three Idahoans who gave their lives since last year, and a special presentation will be held for their families. This event is open to the public.
What: WOW Country 104.3, 580 KIDO team up to host a Day of Remembrance
When: September 11, 2 p.m.
Where: Capitol Park, downtown Boise across from Jefferson Street
Description: The ceremony will include personal reflections from 580 KIDO Kevin Miller who recently spent time with the Idaho National Guard in Iraq. The William Howard Taft Elementary School choir will perform, and everyone will join together to say the Pledge of Allegiance. A "We Will Never Forget" banner will be there for people to sign before it is delivered to Ground Zero.
What: 9/11 Remembrance Concert
Where: September 11, 3 p.m.
Where: Cathedral of the Rockies
Description: Concert to remember the events of September 11 will be held at the cathedral in downtown Boise.
What: 9/11 remembrance event will honor Idahoans who made the ultimate sacrifice
When: September 11, 4 p.m.
Where: Idaho Statehouse steps, 101 South Capitol Blvd
Description: The ceremony will honor the police department, fire, EMS, the armed forces, and all who protect our lives by putting their lives on the line on a daily basis.
What: Patriot Day ceremony
When: September 11, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Meridian Fire Station #1, 540 East Franklin Road, Meridian
Description: There will be a color guard presentation, performance by the Meridian Pipes and Drums, an invocation by Meridian Fire Department Chaplain Verlyn Nelson, and speeches by Meridian Police Chief Jeff Lavey and Meridian Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer. Mayor Tammy de Weerd will also deliver a special proclamation. An early 1900s Meridian fire bell will be unveiled and dedicated as part of the ceremony. The ceremony will conclude with the ringing of this bell at the precise time the south tower of the World Trade Center fell ten years ago.
What: Nampa Fire honors our fallen brothers and sisters, 10 years later
When: September 11, 8 a.m.
Where: Nampa Fire Station #1, 923 First Street South, Nampa
Description: A new flag pole will be dedicated and there will be an unveiling of a piece of steel pulled from the carnage in New York City following the 9/11 attacks. The memorial will forever be displayed in the history room of Fire Station #1. A Columbia High School student will also play taps.
What: 9/11 ceremony
When: September 11, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Boulevard
Description: Former Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne will share a message of inspiration and hope as we honor those who perished on Sept. 11.
What: 9/11 Special Remembrance
When: September 11, 9:00 am
Where: Western Idaho Community Action Partnership Administration Office, 315 South Main Street, Payette, Idaho
Description: Please join us in honoring the lives lost on 9/11/2001, and since, while recognizing the service of first responders and veterans. WICAP will host a brief ceremony during which the Mayor of Payette, Jeff Williams, will do a proclamation in remembrance of those lost during that national moment and in recognition of first responders & veterans in all communities. We invite all community members to attend.
What: 10th Annual 9/11 Freezeout Hill Ceremony
When: September 11, 1 p.m.
Where: Freezeout Hill, Emmett, Idaho
Description: The Veterans of Idaho Honor Guard Team will conduct a 21 gun salute, and there will be a vintage plane flyover. Live music will accompany the memorial as attendees will pay tribute to our fallen heroes.