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Posted on: August 29, 2023

City to Hold Main Plaza Ceremony Marking Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks

9/11 Anniversary Ceremony

On Monday, September 11th, 2023, the City of New Braunfels will hold a ceremony marking the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, that killed 2,977 people, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers. 

The local event will begin at 7:25am and will feature members of the New Braunfels Fire Department and New Braunfels Police Department Honor Guard. They will march from the downtown Central Fire Station on Hill Avenue to the Main Plaza for a ceremony that will begin at approximately 7:40am. The event will include a flag raising and lowering ceremony at 7:46am, commemorating when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The ceremony will also include an invocation, brief remarks from local dignitaries, a bell ringing in memory of fallen first responders, and a performance of Amazing Grace by the New Braunfels Firefighters Pipes and Drums.

Traffic around the Main Plaza will be closed starting at approximately 7:15am. Those wishing to attend the ceremony should gather on the Main Plaza near the flagpole and bandstand. The event will conclude and traffic on the Plaza will return to normal at approximately 8:15am.

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