O'FALLON, MO (KPLR) - Twelve years ago, America changed forever with the September 11th attacks. On this emotional anniversary, many events are taking place around the St. Louis area to mark what is now known as Patriot Day.
One of the first tributes Wednesday will take place at the 9/11 Memorial outside the O'Fallon, Missouri police department at 8:30 a.m. It was created with steel from the World Trade Center and is called, "A Tribute to First Responders."
There will be speakers along with a rifle salute, a moment of silence and an opportunity to place flowers at the memorial. Then at exactly 9:11 a.m., one of the more well-known 9/11 tributes will start.
The annual March to the Arch will begin at Mike Duffy's at 141 and Clayton Road in West County and will end at the base of the Arch. It's a 21 mile walk to remember the victims of September 11th. There are several other events taking place.
- Watch Jack Buck’s 9-11 “For America” poem at Busch Stadium from 2001
- Watch Budweiser’s rare 9/11 Superbowl commercial
10 a.m. -- St. Louis, MO
Army Junior ROTC and Multiple Pathways Ceremony
Beaumont High School (Natural Bridge Road)
11a.m. -- Arnold, MO
Arnold City Tribute
Memorial Garden at the Arnold Recreation Center
Missouri State Road
11:30 - 12:00 - Belleville, IL
Tribute at Firehouse #4
South Illinois Street