CINCINNATI - Several churches, schools and businesses in the Tri-State are hosting Sept. 11 memorials to remember those who died during the terrorist attacks and the heroes who sacrificed their lives trying to save them.
This year marks the 11th anniversary since that tragic day in our nation's history. Nearly 3,000 civilians, as well as firefighters and first responders, lost their lives.
Below is a list of memorials and tributes taking place in the Tri-State.
Warren County 9/11 Memorial dedication
Warren County officials will dedicate the Warren County 9/11 Memorial Tuesday morning at the Court of Common Pleas in Lebanon. The memorial will feature a piece of a beam from the Word Trade Center with two marble towers and honor two Warren County residents who died during the attacks.
Hall of Famer and former Bengals player Anthony Munoz will be the keynote speaker. The event begins at 9:45 a.m. and is open to the public.
The Court of Common Pleas is located at 550 Justice Drive in Lebanon.
Newport firefighters remember 9/11
The Northern Kentucky Firefighter's Association will hold a service and moment of silence in remembrance of 9/11 victims in front of the World Peace Bell in Newport, starting at 8:46 a.m. Representatives from fire departments in the Tri-State will place a wreath at the 9/11 memorial. The event is open to the public.
Memorial ceremony at Fairfield South Elementary
More than 750 students, school staff and representatives from police and fire departments will take part in commemorative flag ceremony at Fairfield South Elementary. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. and takes place in the school's parking lot. Cub scouts will raise the school's new flag and the entire group will sing "America the Beautiful."
The school is located at 5460 Bibury Road.
Butler County Safety Services memorial
Firefighters in Butler County will gather at the Fallen Firefighter's Memorial on Monument Avenue in Hamilton beginning at 5:45 p.m. A ceremony which includes the laying of a wreath will take place at 6:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the ceremony will take place at the Fitton Center at 101 South Monument Avenue in Hamilton.
Bayou Fish House offers free meals for firefighters/police officers
Northern Kentucky's Bayou Fish House is offering free entrees to all police officers and firefighters in the region with the purchase of a side and a drink. If they are not able to make it out on Tuesday, they always receive 15 percent off their entire meal.
The Bayou Fish House is located at 527 York Street, Newport, Ky., 41071.
Firehouse Grill honors local firefighters
The Firehouse Grill in Blue Ash will provide lunch to local fire stations throughout the day. The restaurant plans to honor those who perished in the attacks by serving local firefighters currently serving the community.
"Eleven years have passed since the terrible attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and that day changed us all," said owner Bob Davis. "Firehouse Grill is honored to give back to the local heroes and to remember those who lost their lives and reflect on the freedom we share as citizens of this great nation."
The following firehouses are included: Blue Ash Fire & Police, and fire department stations in Evendale, Reading, Woodlawn, Sharonville, Sycamore Township, Montgomery, Lovelaland-Symmes, Deer Park/Silverton, Deerfield Township, Mason and Miami Township.
Off duty firefighters will also be given a free meal if they come to the restaurant.
Morton's The Steakhouse offers free food to firefighters
Morton's The Steakhouse will honor local heroes on Tuesday by offering free filet mignon sandwiches to firefighters from 5 to 8 p.m. Only two sandwiches per person and a maximum of 25 sandwiches per station will be provided. Firefighters will need to call at least an hour prior to pickup and the offer is only for on-duty firemen.
For more information call (513) 621-3111.
Reds, White and Blues fundraiser
The USO Tribute Cincinnati committee will host "Reds, White and Blues" downtown to raise money in support of the USO Metropolitan Washington. The event takes place before the Reds play against the Pirates from 5 to 8 p.m. at PLAY. A $10 donation includes complimentary appetizers and raffle prizes, including ticket's to tonight's game.
All proceeds will go to the USO of Metropolitan Washington. PLAY is located at 35 East Seventh Street. For more information on the event visit www.usotributecincinnati.com/
Sports drink donation for local firefighters
A group called Firefighterwife.com is asking the public for donations of sports drinks, such as Gatorade or Powerade, that will be distributed to firefighters throughout the Tri-State. The national group consists of wives of firemen who are looking to support local firefighters and honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
Donations can be made at the Quaker Steak & Lube in Colerain Township from 7 to 10 p.m.
LaBella Salon and Spa offers free services to local heroes