Several events are being planned to encourage community members to reflect on the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on the nation on Sept. 11, 2001.
The commemoration starts Sept. 10, with a car show and concert at Tiffin’s Buffalo Wild Wings.
The Remembering Patriots car show is set for 4-7 p.m., with awards at 6 p.m., followed by a patriotic ceremony at 7 p.m. and The Eric Sowers Band performing immediately after until 10 p.m.
Proceeds from the event are to benefit Seneca County Firefighters Association and Harold J. Fraley Sr. FOP Lodge 128.
People may visit Tiffin Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial’s Facebook page for a car show registration form.
The commemoration continues on Sept. 11.
At 8:46 a.m. – which is the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center in New York City – community members may join local first-responders and veterans at Tiffin Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial for bagpipe music, speeches, a prayer, a wreath-laying, Taps and a rifle salute.
All Patriots Memorial is located at Washington and Water streets, near downtown Tiffin.
Community members then may stop by the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market on Washington Street from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to make cards for first-responders, veterans and soldiers.
Some cards will be given to Project Cookies from Home, which ships flat-rate boxes to heroes deployed overseas.
From 1-3 p.m., community members may visit All Patriots Memorial to learn more about the site. Representatives from local organizations – including FISH, The Hub, Lotus Recovery House, The Salvation Army, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church’s sharing kitchen, Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services’ foster care program, Seneca County Opportunity Center, Seneca Mentoring Youth Links, Solitude Ministries and Tiffin Community Non-Food Pantry – will be present in the parking lot across the street to accept donations.
Tiffin Kiwanis members will assist with unloading vehicles.
A list of each organization’s needs will be shared on the memorial’s Facebook page in August.
Seneca East Local School District also will host an event to honor local first-responders on Sept. 11.
Seneca East’s Stars, Stripes, & Lights, a cross country meet, is set for 4-11 p.m.
There will be a ceremony honoring local first-responders at 6 p.m., and it will include a giant flag in the shape of the United States, recognition of first-responders and a fly-over of a B-17 World War II bomber.
Cost to attend the event is $5.
Seneca East is located at 13343 E. US 224, Attica.
Flags will be placed back at full staff at All Patriots Memorial at sunset, around 7:50 p.m. that day.
The day ends with Haunted Tiffin hosting a special walk 8:30-10:30 p.m.
The Scuttlebutt & Scandal walk ends at All Patriots Memorial where Lisa Swickard – an author/historian who has penned 10 books about local history – and ghost walk investigator Rach Wyncoop recant the story of the death of Marshal August Schultz.
On the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks, psychic Lindsey Lawson will offer her insights surrounding that horrific day in American history, and will be joined in the discussion by sensitive Nancy Oldaker and psychic Emily Rinaman.
Visit www.hauntedtiffin.com for registration information.