First Responders 911 memorial

Wreaths are laid beside the First Responders Memorial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery during last year’s 9/11 ceremony. Photo by Kathy Feist

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony features Local Dignitaries

The American Legion District 5, VFW District 5, DAV, Muehlebach Funeral Care, Passantino Bros. Funeral Home, and the Catholic Cemeteries of Kansas City – St. Joseph announce the Annual Kansas City Remembrance Ceremony in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. The ceremony will include remarks from Kansas City, MO Deputy Police Chief Roger A. Lewis, Kansas City, MO Fire Chief Gary Reese, and Mayor Pro-Tem Scott Wagner. Mark Alford, Fox 4 News, will be the Master of Ceremonies.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, September 11, at the First Responder’s Memorial at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd. The American Legion band will play from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m., and the ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.

The ceremony will give the public an opportunity to honor the victims of 9/11 as well as show appreciation to our current first responders. “We will never forget.”

For more information regarding the ceremony, contact Jenny Mertes, Muehlebach Funeral Care, at 816-444-2060 or


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