Commemorative Events Honoring 9/11

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – On September 11, the community is invited to join the Corpus Christi Fire Department and participate in three special events to commemorate 9/11: the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park, the fourth annual 9/11 Memorial Workout at Whataburger Field hosted by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the 9/11 Memorial Walk hosted by the Refinery Terminal Fire Company (RFTC).

Event information is provided below. 

  • The 22nd Annual 9/11 Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park.

Located at 222 South Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi. The Corpus Christi Fire Department, the Corpus Christi Police Department, and the Port of Corpus Christi Police Department will host a Ceremony as they commemorate the fallen heroes of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

  • The fourth annual 9/11 Memorial Workout at Whataburger Field will include both a private and a public workout. The gates will open at 7:30 a.m., and the event will begin at 8:56 a.m. with the Presentation of Colors, followed by the National Anthem. Immediately afterward, a private workout only for first responders, military, and JROTC members will take place from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 9:50 a.m. At 10:00 a.m., the public will be invited to participate in a workout; however, the public is invited when the gates open at 7:30 a.m. 
  • The 9/11 Memorial Walk starts at the Art Museum parking lot in front of the American Bank Center.

The walk spans 3.2 miles, and check-ins will begin at 7:00 a.m. The memorial ceremony will commence at 7:46 a.m., marking the estimated time of impact when the first plane hit the north tower on September 11, 2001. The walk will begin at 8:03 a.m., signifying the estimated time of impact when the second plane hit the south tower on the same day. 

The events are a tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of those who lost their lives on 9/11, as well as the first responders and military personnel who continue to serve and protect our communities.