Celebrating America’s strength and resilience in the wake of September 11, 2001. Remembering those who fell on that tragic day and considering the needs of those who risk their lives daily in the service of our communities. 

Thank you to our Patriot sponsors!

Thank you to our Eagle Sponsors!

9/11 Freedom Rally 

Schedule of Events

Welcome & Opening Remarks – Lori Bishop, Executive Director

Introduction of Master of Ceremonies – Dave Lewis 

Presentation of Colors  – Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard

National Anthem – Betti O 


  • Lt. Governor Tracey Mann
  • Attorney General Derek Schmidt

Performance: Manhattan High School Marching Band 


  • Chief of Staff COL Curtis Taylor, Fort Riley
  • Chief of Staff COL Roger Murdock, Kansas National Guard

Performance – Flint Hills Children’s Choir 


  • Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen
  • Geary County Sheriff’s Office Captain Brian Hornaday
  • KSU Police Department Chief Ronnie Grice
  • Junction City Fire Department Chief Terry Johnson
  • Manhattan Fire Department Director Scott French
  • Riley County Fire Department Director Pat Collins
  • Riley County EMS Director David Adams

Candlelight Vigil & Moment of Silence

3 Volley Salute/ 21 gun salute Wamego American Legion Post 172

Retirement of Colors – Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard

Taps – Scott Freeby