“We are incredibly honored to pay tribute and remember those we lost on that tragic day with our annual remembrance ceremony and a very special flyover on the 20th anniversary of September 11.”
Grapevine, Texas (September 1, 2021) — The City of Grapevine in collaboration with American Airlines flight crewmembers will host our annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Saturday, September 11 beginning at 7:30am. This remembrance ceremony will be live-streamed on the City of Grapevine’s Facebook platform at on.fb.me/1v7MV9f. Parking and space will be extremely limited. We invite you to join us virtually as we reflect and remember those who perished on this date 20 years ago.
The schedule of events is as follows:
7:30 a.m. – Live stream begins on City of Grapevine’s Facebook platform
7:33 a.m. – Soloist & Grapevine Police Officer, Willy Lane, will sing, Where were you
7:40 a.m. – Welcome remarks – Grapevine Fire Chief Darrell Brown
7:46 a.m. – Flag will be lowered to half-staff, followed by a moment of silence in remembrance of the first plane hitting the North Tower
7:48 a.m. – Remarks from American Airlines first-ever female Captain Beverley Bass
7:58 a.m. – Bell ceremony for fallen firefighters – GFD Honor Guard
8:03 a.m. – Moment of silence in remembrance of the second plane hitting the South Tower
8:04 a.m. – Prayer of remembrance for those left behind - GFD Chaplain Steve Bass
8:06 a.m. – Reading of missing-man formation definition – American Airlines First Officer Cyndi Dawson
8:07 a.m. – Pipe Major to perform Amazing Grace
This year, September 11, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of the worst attacks on American soil. In an effort to remember the flight crewmembers, police, fire, EMT, civilians, and citizens who lost their lives that day, a monumental flyover consisting of World War II D Day aircraft will take place (weather permitting) between 9am and 9:15am over Grapevine. Potential viewing areas have been highlighted in this map: bit.ly/3jwxW7l.
World War II D Day Aircraft Flyover
The World War II D Day Aircraft Flyover will consist of the following aircraft:
“That’s All Brother” - This aircraft led the main airborne invasion in Normandy, France on D Day. This plane led over 800 C-47s that dropped over 13,000 paratroopers into a battle that changed the course of humankind. View additional information regarding “That’s All Brother” at bit.ly/3jsvRt7. Please view details regarding the additional aircraft involved in this flyover for “Southern Cross” at bit.ly/3DzVPTx, “Ready4Duty” at bit.ly/3jxJes5, and “Cavanaugh” at bit.ly/38r0adB.
“We are incredibly honored to pay tribute and remember those we lost on that tragic day with our annual remembrance ceremony and a very special flyover on the 20th anniversary of September 11,” added City of Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate.
We Will Never Forget!