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Jefferson City’s ‘Patriot Day’ to host events honoring 9/11 victims

9/11 Dedication in Jefferson City


Jefferson City's two day celebration, 'Patriot Day' has events scheduled throughout the weekend, honoring those who lost their lives on September 11th.

Tunnel to Towers 5k

On Saturday morning, The Tunnel to Towers 5k is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. on the south steps of the capitol building.

The 5k, was created to honor Stephen Siller, A New York City Firefighter who lost his life on 9/11 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.

A link to register for the event is available on Jefferson City's website, with registration costing $10 for kids 12-years-old and under, $15 for teens and $30 for adults.

Rededication Ceremony

At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, ceremonies will continue with a rededication ceremony for the Jefferson City Veterans Plaza.

At the ceremony,  Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Charles Hausman will speak and those fallen will be honored with a 21-gun salute.

The Jefferson City Veterans Plaza was originally dedicated in 2006.

Missouri Patriots Day Parade

At noon, The Missouri Patriots Day Parade will begin through downtown Jefferson City, starting at the corner of Broadway and High Streets.

The parade will include bands, first responders and military units. During the parade, participants will raise money to support the survivors of fallen first responders by climbing the stairs of the capital city's Jefferson Building.

A total of 2,600 steps will be touched as participants repeatedly climb and descend the stairs of the 13-story building, the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center towers.

Tune into ABC 17 News This Morning at 6 a.m. for a live report in Jefferson City.

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