The Ceremony is organized by Leasure-Blackston American Legion Post 239 and will feature speakers, music and remembrances. The program will begin at 8:46 a.m., to commemorate the exact time the first plane struck the World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001.
Keynote speaker Nina Parini, Executive Director of The Worthington Partnership, will share her first-hand experience of the events of 9/11/2001 from her perspective as a member of the U.S. House Sergeant at Arms staff. Working in the Capitol in Washington, D.C. that day, and privy to the House Leadership's response that morning and in the days following, she will share the lessons the team learned and how being spared by the actions of the brave passengers on United Flight 93 has shaped her life.
Note: The 9/11 ceremony takes place at the same time as the Worthington Farmers Market. Please allow extra time for parking, or walk or bike to the events. Parking for the 9/11 ceremony is most convenient in the north lots near the Griswold Center, Worthington Presbyterian Church and other lots north of SR-161. Parking for the Farmers Market is most convenient in public lots south of SR-161, accessible off of West New England, or in the United Methodist Church lot.
On Wednesday, September 8, dozens of volunteers placed 2,977 small American Flags on the Village Green, as a reminder to never forget the lives lost on September 11, 2001, recognize first responders, and raise awareness of the annual September 11th ceremony on the Village Green. Thanks to all the volunteers from Worthington Divisions of Police and Fire & EMS, Worthington Parks and Recreation, City Staff, City Council Members, American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, Thomas Worthington High School Cross Country Team, and community volunteers of all ages.