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

The September 11 Day of Remembrance event will take place Monday, Sept. 11 at 9 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 and 97.5 KLAK. 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.”

Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. with a reading of the names of the over 3000 people who were killed in New York City and Washington D.C. in the 2001 attack on our country, including over 400 police officers and firefighters. 

McKinney Fire Department Battalion Chief David Herron states:  “It is critical that we never forget the sacrifices made by citizens and first responders on that day in 2001.”

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

Video from last year's ceremony provided by Logos Media

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.