COLUMBIA — Tuesday is the 11th anniversary of September 11. Various events around Columbia will honor victims of the attack:
- Mid-Missouri Peaceworks is one sponsor for "No More Victims: A Memorial" at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Boone County Courthouse. There will be a candlelight commemoration, music, speakers and a silent reflection.
- All state and government offices in Boone County will have their flags flown at half-staff. President Barack Obama requested this in a proclamation that also declared Sept. 11, 2012 to be Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.
- MU Chancellor Brady J. Deaton will host a Patriot Day Barbecue on Francis Quadrangle from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for Mizzou's faculty, staff and student military veterans and their immediate family members.
Herbert Williams American Legion Post 202 will be holding a memorial service from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. At the time of each event that took place on 9/11, a brief paragraph will be read out loud and taps will be played.
- Columbia College Republicans will participate in the nationwide "9/11: Never Forget" project through the Young America's Foundation. They will place 2,977 flags on their campus — one for every person killed by the attacks. The flags will be on the campus lawn until Sept. 17.
- Columbia Independent School will place 2,977 flags on the east lawn of the school. National Honor Society members will be accepting donations for the Families of Freedom Program, a scholarship fund for families effected by the attacks. The donations will be open until Sept. 12.
- West Junior High School will have a moment of silence at 8 a.m.
For more information about the attacks, including a guide for parents on how to talk to their children about 9/11, the Columbia Missourian reviewed coverage from previous years.