Numerous events will honor victims of Sept. 11 attacks

The Warren County 9/11 Memorial in Lebanon features a piece of I-beam from the World Trade Center and two 9-foot granite columns that represent the Twin Towers. LISA POWELL / STAFF
The Warren County 9/11 Memorial in Lebanon features a piece of I-beam from the World Trade Center and two 9-foot granite columns that represent the Twin Towers. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Ceremonies commemorating the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 will be held throughout the region this weekend.

The observances include peace walks, stair climbs to honor fallen firefighters, patriotic ceremonies and interfaith remembrances.

WPAFB “Run for the Fallen”

When: Friday, 8 a.m.

Where: Area B by Loop and Spatz Road.

What to know: Runners will complete a four-mile course, and a two-mile course is set for walkers. Military members, base civilian employees, contractors and their family members can participate. Patriotic attire is encouraged.

Warren County 9/11 “Never Forget” Remembrance Ceremony, Lebanon

When: Sunday, 7 p.m.

Where: Memorial Drive in front of Warren County Common Pleas building

What to know: The event features keynote speaker, Sheriff Larry Sims, who will speak about the events of 9/11 and Warren County. The Lebanon High School band will perform, and the Master of Ceremonies will be Chief William Harrison.

City of Kettering 9/11 Memorial

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

Where: Seitz Plaza at Lincoln Park, located at the corner of Ackerman and Lincoln Park Boulevards.

What to know: The ceremony will include remarks by Kettering’s mayor and city manager, as well as presentations by community members from Kettering City Schools, We Care Arts and other organizations.

Second Annual Peace Heroes Walk, Dayton

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

Where: Begin at RiverScape’s Festival Plaza

What to know: The event includes a performance by regional Emmy winners Michael and Sandy Bashaw, recognition of first responders, interfaith remembrances, and artwork by students from K-12/Tejas Gallery. More information at

WYSO Community Concert, Dayton

When: Sunday, 3 p.m.

Where: RiverScape MetroPark

What to know: Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem and the Central State University Chorus will perform. Students from Fairmont High School will also read short excerpts from writings about peace by Dayton Literary Peace Prize-winning authors.

University of Dayton offers Prayers for Peace, Remember 9/11

When: Friday and Sunday

Where: University of Dayton

What to know: UD will toll the Immaculate Conception Chapel bells at 3 p.m. Friday and offer prayers for peace at all University of Dayton Masses on Sunday. Sunday Mass times are 10 a.m., noon, 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel and 9 p.m. in the McGinnis Center.

Peace Day and Global Feast, Dayton

When: Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Salem Garden, 428 Salem Ave.

What to know: The event will feature a farmers market selling produce from the garden, a bake sale organized by Kadiesha Ali from Circle of Vision Keepers, a plant sale organized by Treva Jenkins of Community of Peace Garden and Breaking Ground. All proceeds will benefit the Circle of Vision Keepers and Salem Avenue Peace Corridor. For more info, go to

Yellow Springs Stair Climb

When: Saturday. Check in at 9:30 a.m., ceremony at 10, stair climb at 10:30

Where: Antioch Hall on the Antioch College campus

What to know: Hosted by the Miami Twp. Fire Department, the event benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, a nonprofit chartered by Congress to honor the memory of America’s fallen firefighters.

Urbana Memorial Peace Fund

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.

Where: Urbana University Student Center

What to know: The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Urbana University Student Center. The 5K and one-mile walk/run for peace starts and finishes at the Student Center with live music, post-race food, awards and peace-building activities for children. More information at A “Community Day of Remembrance” will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Fairborn 15th annual 9/11 Memorial

When: Sunday, 2 p.m.

Where: Calamityville, the National Center for Medical Readiness, 506 W. Xenia Dr.

What to know: The ceremony will include the presentation of the colors by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard, followed by an invocation by Reverend Ruth Paulus and welcoming comments by Mayor Dan Kirkpatrick.

Beavercreek 9/11 Memorial

When: Sunday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 1153 N. Fairfield Rd.

What to know: The gathering will honor those who tragically lost their lives, including many brave firefighters, police officers, and paramedics who made the supreme sacrifice in their performance of duty.

Freedom Grove 9/11 Memorial, Urbana

When: Sunday, 8:15 a.m.

Where: Intersection of St. Rts. 55 and 68

What to know: The event is sponsored by the Urbana VFW Post 5451 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 31. The 2016 Ohio Flags of Honor, a traveling memorial to the men and women who have died fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and in the global War on Terrorism, will be set up at the park Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.

9/11 Memorial, Huber Heights

When: Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: Wayne High School Performing Arts Center, 5400 Chambersburg Rosd

What to know: The service will begin at 3 p.m. and will conclude at 5 p.m. with a balloon launch of more than 3,000 balloons signifying a balloon for each person killed in the tragic attack on the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11. Speakers include Fire Division Battalion Chief Mike Muhl, who responded to assist with the rescue and search for the wounded and dead.