Press Release: The Red Cross and the American Legion Unite on 9/11

The American Red Cross, American Legion Post 112 and 9/11 Day will join forces for a special ceremony and blood drive to commemorate the events of Sept. 11.

In honor of those who lost their lives on that fateful day 14 years ago, the Red Cross is asking people to roll up their sleeves and donate blood to help others in need. Following the blood drive, the American Legion will hold a flag retirement ceremony in which 40 flags will be burned. The event is open to the public, and parents are encouraged to bring their children to witness this memorable event.

Special event:

Friday, Sept. 11

320 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City

Red Cross blood drive from noon – 5:30 p.m.

Flag retirement ceremony begins at 6 p.m.

The Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or platelets or volunteering their time with the Red Cross.

9/11 Day was launched in 2002 as an annual day of service to honor the victims and heroes of Sept. 11. Since then, it has evolved into the largest annual day of charitable engagement in the U.S. and was designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the U.S. Congress in 2009. Each year tens of millions of people observe the day by performing acts of service and good deeds.