This public event serves to honor those who gave their lives on September 11, 2001 and to honor our first responders

The September 11th Day of Remembrance event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, from 9-10 a.m. at the Conference Center at Collin College located at 2400 Community Avenue. The event is held in partnership with the McKinney Chamber of Commerce Leadership McKinney Program, City of McKinney Public Safety, Collin County Sheriff’s Office, Collin College, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney, Landmark Bank and Frisco Printing & Graphics Center. The event is free to the public.

“We invite the entire community to join us as we pause to honor all who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001,” said McKinney Fire Chief Danny Kistner. “We remember the men, women and children whose lives were lost in what began as any other September day in the United States of America. We especially take time to remember the brave first responders – police, fire & emergency medical personnel - rushing to the scene, into buildings and up stairways – many of whom most certainly knew they wouldn’t survive this last assignment. Our country pulled together as Americans on that fateful day and we pray once again for a renewed spirit of patriotism.”

Two thousand nine hundred ninety-six people were killed in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania by 19 terrorists in four hijacked airplanes. Each will be recognized at the event.

Doors will open at 8:00 a.m.

For up-to-date information about the event visit the Leadership McKinney Facebook event here.

About the McKinney Chamber of Commerce The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the McKinney business community and proudly serves as the unified business voice of McKinney. The Chamber, which celebrated its Centennial in 2014, represents over 40,000 employees from more than 1,200 business investors in McKinney and throughout the North Texas region. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works in concert with the City of McKinney, community partners and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business. Through McKinneyChamber.com, McKinneyOnline.com and associated social media pages and feeds, the McKinney Chamber markets the community's advantages as the foremost location for doing business and to keep a growing community connected. You can find the McKinney Chamber of Commerce on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

About Leadership McKinney Leadership McKinney is a program of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce that has been providing leadership training since its inception in 1988. Based on a curriculum that combines personal leadership skills training and an awareness of the McKinney community, this challenging educational experience provides participants the opportunity to engage in dialogue with leaders and field specific experts on relevant community issues. This nationally-recognized program has over 500 program alumni representing all sectors of the community. They strive to put community trusteeship into action by combining inclusiveness, collaborative decision making, personal responsibility and visioning. Leadership McKinney’s Mission: Engaging leaders today for a stronger community tomorrow. Visit the Leadership page on the Chamber’s website for more information.