Here’s where 9/11 tributes are taking place in metro Phoenix this weekend

Sep 9, 2022, 4:05 AM | Updated: 7:04 am
(Tempe Healing Field Photo)...
(Tempe Healing Field Photo)
(Tempe Healing Field Photo)

PHOENIX — Sunday marks 21 years since nearly 3,000 people were killed in the deadliest terrorist attack ever perpetrated on U.S. soil.

A variety of tributes are scheduled across metro Phoenix this weekend to remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and honor the sacrifices of first responders.

Here’s a list of events scheduled to commemorate the day:

Tempe Healing Field

WHERE: Tempe Beach Park (80 W. Rio Salado Parkway)

WHEN: Flag stand up starts at 6 a.m. Friday and will remain at the park through Monday morning.

MORE: A freedom concert will go from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. A candlelight vigil will be held Sunday at 7 p.m.

Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk

WHERE: Tempe Beach Park (80 W. Rio Salado Parkway)

WHEN: Saturday, 8 a.m.

MORE: Registration ends Saturday at 11 a.m.

9/11 Stair Climb

WHERE: Salt River Fields (7556 N. Pima Road)

WHEN: Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

MORE: Packet pick up is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. Registration includes a commemorative T-shirt.

9/11 Tower Challenge

WHERE: Gila River Arena (9400 W. Maryland Ave.)

WHEN: Saturday, 8 a.m.

MORE: Events are also available in Flagstaff and Tucson.

Patriot Day Memorial Climb

WHERE: Victory Steps at Verrado (Trail 340, North Verrado Way)

WHEN: Sunday, 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.

MORE: All proceeds for the event will benefit United Buckeye Firefighter Charities, Local L4311 and the Buckeye Police Association.

9/11 Memorial and Pancake Breakfast

WHERE: Goodyear Fire Station #183 (3075 N. Litchfield Rd.)

WHEN: Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon

MORE: The event will be livestreamed on Goodyear’s Facebook page.

Gilbert 9/11 Memorial

WHERE: 9/11 Memorial Plaza (50 E. Civic Center Drive)

WHEN: Sunday, 6 p.m.

MORE: The nearby Gilbert water tower will be illuminated red, white and blue on Sunday.

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Here’s where 9/11 tributes are taking place in metro Phoenix this weekend