On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, the City of New Braunfels will join cities across the nation that are holding ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks
on New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, that killed 2,977 people, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers.
The local event will begin at 7:35am and will feature members of the New Braunfels Fire Department and New Braunfels Police Department Honor Guard. They will march from the downtown Central Fire Station on Hill Avenue to the Main Plaza for a ceremony that will begin at approximately 7:46am, commemorating when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower. That ceremony will include the raising and lowering of the American flag to half-staff, an invocation, brief remarks from local dignitaries, and a performance by the New Braunfels Firefighters Pipes and Drums.
Traffic around the Main Plaza will be closed starting at approximately 7:30am. Those wishing to attend the ceremony should gather on the Main Plaza near the flagpole and bandstand. The event will conclude and traffic on the Plaza will return to normal at approximately 8:15am. For those that are unable to attend the ceremony, the event will be available online with a livestream on the City of New Braunfels - Government Facebook page.