Supporters return to remember 9/11

This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

This will be the 11th year supporters have gathered on the Main Street bridge over Highway 10 in Coon Rapids to remember the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. File photo

On Monday, Sept. 11, supporters will gather from sunrise to sunset on the Main Street Bridge over Highway 10 in Coon Rapids.

“We will again be honoring our country and the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces or as police officers, fire fighters or rescue workers,” said event organizer Dan Hanson.

This is the 11th year for the local remembrance event.

All are invited to attend and Hanson urges everyone to remember to bring their American flag.

The Minnesota Red Cross Bloodmobile will be the Lowe’s parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donation appointments can be made with Hanson by calling 763-427-4667 or 612-250-4926.

This will be the first year children born the year of the terrorist attacks will be the eligible age of 16 to donate blood, according to Hanson.

The southwest Metro Mustang Club will also host a car show on the day before the 9/11 Remembrance, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10.

Cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display in the Lowes parking lot at 2700 Main Street NW, in Coon Rapids. All years, makes and models are welcome.

Admission and registration is free. Donations will be accepted for Wounded Warriors Family Support.

There will be opportunity to visit with the Coon Rapids Police Department and check out a fire truck from the Coon Rapids Fire Department.

For more information on the car show, visit www.southwestmetromustangclub.com.