The state commemoration of Patriots Day will be held on September 11 at 8:30 a.m. on the front steps of the Arkansas Capitol building.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is scheduled to speak at this observation of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2011.

The ceremony is open to the public and will be broadcast via Facebook live at facebook.com/ADVAVets/ under events.

The State of Arkansas, state Department of Veteran Affairs, state Department of Public Safety, EngageAR, and U.S. Senator John Boozman’s office are partnering to recognize September 11 this year.

The 9/11 Day of National Service takes place each year on September 11. The federal AmeriCorps agency, through EngageAR, the state Service Commission, is charged with leading efforts across America to mobilize Americans of all ages to civically engage in tribute to the 2,983 men, women, and children who lost their lives on September 11, Seven of those were from Arkansas: Malissa Y. White from Bald Knob, Sara Elizabeth Low from Batesville , Joni Cesta from Little Rock, Barbara Shaw from Little Rock, Lace Bernard Ivory from Marvell, Nehamon Lyons IV from Pine Bluff, and Jimmy Nevill Storey from Texarkana.

The Capitol is located at 500 Woodlane in Little Rock. Free parking is available at the normally paid parking lot at Capitol and Woodlawn. The gates will be open.