9-11 Remembrance Ceremony recap

The 2021 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony honored the 20th anniversary of that fateful day with a Boy Scout color guard, a young Great Falls bagpiper, singing by the Langley Madigrals, a taps bugler, remarks by retired three-star Army general Bob Wood whose Pentagon office was struck by American Airlines Flight 77, a bell-ringing for each of the six victims from Great Falls, and one of the largest audiences the Freedom Memorial has ever hosted. Thanks to all who participated. The ceremony can be viewed below or by clicking here.

The Great Falls Connection published a story about the ceremony, which can be viewed here.

September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

9-11 Flag at Pentagon
Six residents of Great Falls perished in the 9/11 attacks. A ceremony will be held to honor them and all who sacrificed on that day and its aftermath at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 9 o’clock a.m. The ceremony will feature a Boy Scout color guard, taps bugler, patriotic songs, and keynote speech by retired Army three-star general Robert Wood, who was present at the Pentagon on 9/11.All are invited. The Freedom Memorial is located behind the Great Falls Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike. Ample parking is available in the library parking lot. In case of rain, the ceremony will move indoors to the library meeting room. Limited seating will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring portable chairs. Click here to view a flyer for the event. www.gffreedom.org

September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

9-11 Flag at Pentagon

Six residents of Great Falls perished in the 9/11 attacks. A ceremony will be held to honor them and all who sacrificed on that day and its aftermath at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 7 o’clock p.m. The ceremony will feature a Boy Scout color guard, taps bugler, patriotic songs, candle-lighting, and keynote speech by Frank Sesno, CNN Washington Bureau Chief on 9/11.

All are invited. The Freedom Memorial is located behind the Great Falls Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike. Ample parking is available in the library parking lot. In case of rain, the ceremony will move indoors to the library meeting room. Limited seating will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring portable chairs. www.gffreedom.org

Memorial Day Ceremony, May 27, 2019

On Monday, May 27, at 11 o’clock a.m., the annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial to honor those who gave “the last full measure of devotion” in service of freedom. The event will feature patriotic songs, a color guard and raising of the flags by Boy Scout Troop 55, a wreath laying, and a bell-ringing and name-reading for natives of Great Falls killed in battle.

The Freedom Memorial is located behind the Great Falls Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike. The ceremony is open to all. Parking is available in the library parking lot. In case of rain, the ceremony may move to the library meeting room. Limited seating and shelter will be provided. Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring portable chairs.

Updates to the schedule, if any, will be posted here.