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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Rochester area residents are invited to attend some local events to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

One is scheduled for Friday in Rochester. It will begin with the sound of bagpipes.

Two members of the Rochester Caledonian Pipe Band will make their way from the downtown Mayo Clinic campus to the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, starting at 5:00 pm. This will serve as a reference to the scene at Ground Zero when bagpipers played as the final beam of the wreckage was removed.

Ground Zero on Three Month Anniversary
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A special program will be held at the memorial that will honor 9/11 victims and members of the military who died in the War On Terrorism and the most recent attack in Afghanistan. The program will begin at 6:00 pm.

Andy Brownell/TSM
Andy Brownell/TSM

Other events include:

When: Saturday, September 11, 2021, 7:46 a.m.
What: 9/11 Memorial Program
Where: Rochester VFW, 2775 43rd St NW, Rochester

When: Saturday, September 11, 2021, 1 p.m. (before RCTC Football game)
What: 9/11 Memorial Program
Where: Rochester Regional Stadium at RCTC, 851 30th Ave SE, Rochester

Pine Island is hosting a Memorial Processional from the Pine Island Fire Department to the American Legion Hall at 8:15 a.m. A 9/11 Memorial Service will take place at 8:30 a.m., with United States Flag retirement program to follow. The Pine Island American Legion is then hosting a 9/11 Memorial Golf Tournament at 11:00 a.m.

The official state event will take place Saturday in St Paul.

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NEVER FORGET: Images from 9/11 and the days after


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