MISSOULA — With all the turmoil in the world today, it's easy to forget the tragedy that brought us all together nearly 20 years ago.
But Friday evening there's a chance to do that as local organizers keep the tradition alive of holding the annual 9/11 memorial at Rose Park in Missoula.
This "Never Forget" ceremony has been going on since the one year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.
It can be quite moving as organizers display thousands of flags to remember all the first responders, and civilians, who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
This year's event will have COVID-19 pandemic precautions, but everyone is welcome to attend, starting at 6 p.m.
- The Never Forget Service will take place at Rose Park on Brooks Street in front of the Vietnam Memorial at 7 p.m.
- Set up of the 7,000 tiny American flags begins at 6 p.m. by members of the Missoula Exchange Club, United Veterans Council, ROTC University of Montana, Boy Scouts of America, and Missoula Civil Air Patrol.
- Procession of honor and color guards begins at 7 p.m.
- Bring masks and lawn chairs. Limited seating for audience is available and we will spread out.