Ceremony at Veterans Park’s War on Terror site to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of 9/11

By Cameron Hill, Visit College Station Marketing Manager

On Sept. 11, 2001, our nation changed forever.

For more than two decades, we’ve remembered 9/11 not only as a day of infamy but for unifying our country and bringing us together as Americans and patriots.  

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the infamous terrorist attacks on our country. Commemorating that day has added meaning in communities such as College Station, where military ties run especially deep. 

The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial board invites you to its annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the War on Terror site in College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. Admission is free.

W. Nim Kidd, a member of the original Texas Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team, is the keynote speaker. Kidd was the plans section chief for the team that responded to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 and now serves as the Texas Division of Emergency Management chief. He’s also the vice chancellor for Disaster and Emergency Services for the Texas A&M University System.

The War on Terror site includes a steel relic from one of the World Trade Center towers and life-sized bronze statues representing a police officer, firefighter, and special operations soldier.

World Trade Center relic at College Station’s War on Terror site.

While Texas A&M has produced more officers than any institution other than the service academies, our community is also the proud home of the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, the George Bush Presidential Library, and the Museum of the American G.I.

About the Blogger

Hill is in her first year as marketing manager for the Economic Development & Tourism Department. She joined the city as a marketing coordinator in 2022 after serving as a marketing assistant at Messina Hof Winery and Resort. Hill earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication/journalism from Texas A&M in 2020.

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