People across the area can take part in a number of events to remember the attacks of 9/11, and to honor the victims who died that day. The following events are being offered on Wednesday, Sept. 11:

Joplin's VFW Post 534 will provide a place for 9/11 remembrance and reflection for the community with events at the post, 110 Veterans Way.

Post members will begin with an opening prayer at 7:30 a.m., followed by a reading of the names of those who died and those who gave their lives to save others.

A brief moment of silence is planned at the moment of each of the four attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

• 7:46 a.m., when the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center.

• 8:03 a.m., when the second plane hit the south tower of the World Trade Center.

• 8:37 a.m., when the plane crashed at the Pentagon.

• 9:03 a.m., when the plane crashed in a Pennsylvania field.

Area residents are invited to stop by throughout the day. Chairs will be provided for guests. People interested in reading a portion of the names will be welcome to do so.

Details: 503-569-3228.

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People across the area may take part in a number of events to remember the attacks of 9/11, and to honor the victims who died that day.

American flags have been ordered to fly at half-staff, in accordance with a federal law passed in 2001 establishing Sept. 11 as Patriot Day.

The following events are being offered today:

• The Student Activities Office at Missouri Southern State University will host a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at noon on the campus oval.

The program is to honor and remember the individuals who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, by terrorists. Joplin police Chief Matt Stewart will be the guest speaker.

• PITTSBURG, Kan.: Pittsburg State University's military science department and ROTC will hold a memorial ceremony near Carnie Smith Stadium.

ROTC cadets will fire their cannon at 8:46 and 9:03 a.m. today, marking the times when planes hit the towers of the World Trade Center. Starting at 8:46 a.m., members of the group will do 2,977 push-ups, one for each person killed on 9/11.

• CARTHAGE, Mo.: A ceremony for first responders will be held at 11 a.m. at the Carthage Senior Center, located at 404 E. Third St.

A luncheon will be served to police, firefighters and other first responders.

• Joplin's VFW Post 534 will provide a place for 9/11 remembrance and reflection for the community with events at the post, 110 Veterans Way.

Post members will begin with an opening prayer at 7:30 a.m., followed by a reading of the names of those who died and those who gave their lives to save others.

A moment of silence is planned at the moment of each of the four Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: when the first plane hit the World Trade Center, when the second plane hit the south tower of the World Trade Center, when the third plane crashed at the Pentagon and when the fourth plane crashed in a Pennsylvania field.

Area residents are invited to stop by post throughout the day. Chairs will be provided for guests. People interested in reading a portion of the names will be welcome to do so.

Details: 503-569-3228.

• CARTERVILLE, Mo.: A remembrance ceremony at Comet's Park will honor those who lost their lives on 9/11. The event begins at 11 a.m. at the park, at the intersection of Route 66 and Fountain Street.

Organizers will host a moment of silence and will fly the flag at half-staff. Veterans are scheduled to speak and provide a poetry reading, while addressing veterans' work in Iraq and Afghanistan after the attacks.

After the ceremony, guests may stay for music, and lemonade and cookies.

The ceremony is co-sponsored by Carterville First Baptist Church, the Carterville Community Initiative, AmeriCorps Vista, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Details: 417-673-4676.

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BRANSON, Mo. — The Branson Veterans Task force has planned a community memorial event, 9/11: Branson Remembers.

The patriotic service will be conducted at the American Presidential Museum, 3107 W. 76 Country Blvd. Events will include speakers and accounts given from survivors from the attack at the World Trade Center.

Details: 800-712-4659.

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HOLLISTER, Mo. — The College of the Ozarks will host a 9/11 Memorial Service at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Events will take place at the Lest We Forget memorial, next to the College of the Ozarks Fire Department, 100 Opportunity Ave. The ceremony is intended to honor the victims of 9/11.

Details: 800-222-0525.

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