Mesquite’s Police Dept Deputy Chief Scott Taylor, left, and Fire Dept Chief Kash Christopher lay a memorial wreath on the podium at Friday evening’s Exchange Club of Mesquite 9-11 remembrance ceremony. Photo by Barbara Ellestad. Archived Photo

The Exchange Club of Mesquite invites all residents and visitors to pause with us on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:30 PM on the lawn in front of Mesquite City Hall to remember and reflect on the tragic events from 17 years ago, when approximately 3000 people lost their lives – ordinary people doing ordinary things, and extraordinary people giving their last sacrifice to save as many as they could.

The 40-minute ceremony will be brief, and the words will be few, but the need to join together in remembrance has never been greater. America grew stronger that day, with a renewed sense of patriotism. Our Fire and Police Departments will be well-represented, giving us an opportunity to thank them for all they do, and for all they are willing to do, to keep us safe.

The Exchange Club of Mesquite organizes this remembrance each year as a visible and poignant reminder to each of us that our Nation survived those attacks, and, although still under attack both here and around the world, we continue to survive and to thrive as we reassert our allegiance to and love for America.

Please bring your own chairs and join us in front of City Hall at 6:30 PM, just before sundown, Tuesday, September 11.


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Pictures from previous 9/11 Remembrances can be downloaded from:



Contact information:

Paul Benedict

Exchange Club of Mesquite