Patriot Day is a two-day event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Events will begin at 7 pm on Friday evening with an opening ceremony followed by a reading of the names of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The reading will occur on the South Lawn of the Missouri State Capitol.
Saturday's events begin at 8:30 am with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower 5k run/walk on the South Steps of the Capitol. Members of the public are invited to run or walk alongside first responders, veterans, and active military service personnel.
At noon, a military fly-over will kick off the Patriots Day parade in downtown Jefferson City, beginning at the corner of Broadway and High Streets. The parade will include bands, first responders, and military units. During the parade, the Missouri Division of Fire Safety will conduct its 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb inside the Capitol.
After the parade, the American Legion will be serving a fried chicken dinner at the St. Peter Selinger Hospitality Center.