About the Memorial
Built entirely by private donations in 2014, Overland Park’s 9/11 Memorial features an artifact from the World Trade Center. It is a lasting tribute to the souls lost on September 11, 2001, and emergency responders who put their lives in jeopardy to save others’. The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park is proud to have worked with the Overland Park Fire Department and many generous donors to make this memorial possible.
The memorial is located outside the Overland Park Fire Training Center at 12401 Hemlock and is open to the public daily.
Each year on September 11, Fire Department personnel conduct a moving ceremony honoring those who lost their lives. The ceremony begins at 7:45 a.m. and concludes at 9:30 a.m. with laying of flowers at each of the sentinel-event times. There is no program, and visitors are welcome to arrive and leave as they desire.
7:46 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11 strikes North Tower
8:03 a.m. United Flight 175 strikes South Tower
8:37 a.m. American Airlines 77 strikes Pentagon
8:59 a.m. World Trade Center South Tower collapses
9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in Shanksville, PA
9:29 a.m. World Trade Center North Tower Collapses
The Foundation accepts donations for maintenance of the Memorial.