Remember 9/11 through these local events

ATLANTA. GA -- Tomorrow is a day for remembrance. Fifteen years ago, the Twin Towers in New York and sections of the Pentagon in Washington were attacked on Sept.11, 2001.

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As with every year, the nation will commemorate the attacks. Below is a comprehensive list of several events in and around Atlanta to for those who would like to attend to remember:

Field of Flags (Marietta): A parade and memorial service that lasts all weekend. Sunday will see an 8 a.m. early morning memorial service at Kennesaw Mountain where a reading of the names for those that lost their lives will occur.

Paulding Sheriff Event (Dallas, Ga): The Sheriffs' office and fire department will hold a ceremony at Mt. Tabor Park's 9/11 memorial site. Service begins at 8:40 a.m.

First Responders Appreciation Day (Acworth): Hillcrest Baptist Church is honoring local heroes for first responders day. There's a 10:45 a.m. worship and a 4 p.m. meet and greet for the transplanted heroes who currently work for Cherokee Co. Fire and EMS, Sheriff's office, Acworth PD, Woodstock PD and other local agencies.

Suwanee Remembers (Suwanee): The city is marking the anniversary with a remembrance ceremony. The event is going on at the east side of Town Center Park near Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road starting at 3 p.m.

Children of First Responders (Marietta): This one is for the kids. Monkey Joe's in Marietta offers free admission for children of first responders. All other customers will get 25% off party bookings. 

Vets report on Duty (Atlanta): Veterans and community members join the Salvation Army and The Bellwood Boys & Girls Club to revitalize the club's baseball field and library. This goes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dekalb 9/11 Tribute (Decatur): A slew of people from DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May to local first responders will hold a service at 8:46 a.m. at 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker.  

Isakson Commemoration (Kennesaw): U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will commemorate the 15th anniversary of September 11 at a memorial service hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Marietta at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. The event begins at 8 a.m.

Stockbridge 9/11 Remembrance (Stockbridge): Hwy 138 at Hwy 42 will be closed four separate times for each plane lost on September 9/11, starting at 8:30 a.m.

This is not a comprehensive list. If you have an event that honors 9/11, please email it to news@11alive.com and we will add it.

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