9/11 tributes around the Panhandle

Today marks 11 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and those wanting to pay tribute around the Panhandle have a few chances to show their support.

Amarillioans are invited to attend a gathering in tribute to the memory of the events of September 11, 2001 at 401 S. Buchanan Street in front of the Amarillo Civic Center. Parking for the 11th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony will be across the street in the Globe-News Center for the Performance Arts parking lot.

At 8:30 Tuesday morning, honor guards from the Amarillo Fire Department, Amarillo Police Department, along with other public safety and supporting agencies will gather in front of the Amarillo Civic Center in tribute of the 11th anniversary of the horrific attacks upon American soil.

The Amarillo Corvette Club is invites you to their 11th annual "We Remember 9-11 Event" tomorrow starting at Westgate Chevrolet for a caravan around town. The route goes by Amarillo Fire houses to salute public servants that lay their lives on the line daily to keep our communites safe. The event starts at 4:00 PM with a final stop at the Panhandle War Memorial between 6:45 and 7:00 PM.

Dumas Junior High students will be gathering around their 9/11 monument to pay tribute starting at 9 AM in the morning. On the agenda are patriotic songs sung by the students, and the playing of taps. Students will also gather outside at the 9/11 memorial in front of the school.

The White House has designated this anniversary the first official September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, with service projects in all 50 states.

"I call upon all Americans to join in service and honor the lives we lost, the herores who responded in our hour of need, and the brave men and women in uniform who continue to protect our country at home and abroad," said President Obama. "Working together, we can usher in a new era in which volunteering and more service is a way of life for all Americans."