A Day of Remembrance

Riverton Remembers September 11Riverton residents and neighbors are invited to come together this September to remember the fateful events that took place on September 11, 2001. A trifecta of free and educational events are planned to help the community remember the innocent people who lost their lives that day 19 years ago and to bring people together and remind them of the common ground we share as Americans.

America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining. Today, our nation saw evil -- the very worst of human nature -- and we responded with the best of America.
- President George W. Bush

Flag Remembrance Displays9/11 Flag Remembrance Displays
Sunday, September 7 - Sunday, September 13, 2020
911 flags are displayed in Riverton in remembrance of those who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States of America. Displays will be up through Sunday, September 13. Distinct educational displays are presented at each of five locations with a sobering fact about that fateful day 19 years ago. Families and individuals are invited to visit each location to learn or be reminded of the toll the terrorist attack took on our nation. Locations include:

  • Canyonview, 12600 S 4465 W | MAP IT
  • Centennial Park, 13000 S 2700 W | MAP IT
  • Monarch Meadows Parkway, 13600 S 4800 W | MAP IT
  • Riverton City Hall, 12830 S Redwood Road | MAP IT
  • Spirit Corner, 12600 S Redwood Road | MAP IT

Flag Contest
Take a photo of yourself or family at each location and email all five photos to recreation@rivertonutah.gov for a chance to win a family gift basket valued at over $500! A winner will be selected at random from submissions. Submissions due by September 14 at 5 p.m. 

Patriot Day Car Show ParadePatriot Day Car Show Parade
Friday, September 11, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Join the Riverton community for a special Patriot Day Car Show Parade on Friday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. Well over 600 awesome vehicles from all over northern Utah will drive through many Riverton neighborhoods along a 14-mile parade route.

This is not a standard parade or a standard car show, so please note the following items:

  • Residents, neighbors and visitors are invited to watch the car show parade anywhere along the route. We recommend you watch on the side of the road the parade will be driving by on.
  • Parade entries will start at the same time at five separate locations to minimize wait time for spectators. Each group of vehicles will be led by an RPD vehicle.
  • Vehicles will move at street speeds and follow all standard traffic laws, including stopping at lights and stop signs.
  • The parade will become segmented and separated at times and there will be space in between many entries. 
  • No candy or items will be thrown.
  • All roads will remain open to regular traffic, but traffic will be impacted simply due to the influx of vehicles. Regular traffic will get mixed in with parade traffic at times.
  • Come watch and enjoy the awesome vehicles!

Entry categories include: 1) Antique / Classic (excluding VW), 2) Exotic / Muscle / Sports Car, 3) Jeep / Truck, 4) Motorcycle, 5) VW and 6) Business / Miscellaneous.

CLICK HERE to join our Facebook event!

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Participation Information
Participation in the Patriot Day Car Show Parade is FREE and open to anyone with an awesome vehicle they'd like to show off and take out for a spin. Pre-registration is required. Registration is now closed.

Riverton Remembers September 11 - Firework Show

Multi-Location Patriotic Firework Show
Friday, September 11, 2020, 9:11 p.m.

Riverton residents and neighbors are invited to watch a special patriotic firework presentation on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:11 p.m. as part of the Riverton Remembers 9/11 event. Fireworks will be launched simultaneously from three different locations in Riverton so residents can see at least one of the displays near their home. The show will be synced with a special music soundtrack broadcasting live on 94.1 FM KODJ that will feature messages to help us remember and pay tribute to those we lost in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. The show will be most meaningful and enjoyable if you tune in to 94.1 KODJ while you watch.

CLICK HERE to join our Facebook event!

Firework launch locations in Riverton:

Spectators are encouraged to watch in areas near the launch locations; however, NO SPECTATORS ARE ALLOWED INSIDE THE LAUNCH LOCATION PARKS OR ASSOCIATED PARKING LOTS DUE TO THE SIZE OF THE REQUIRED FIREWORK FALL OUT ZONE.  The size of the fireworks will allow them to be seen from several blocks away from launch locations as long as you have an open view of the night sky!

Listen Live to KODJ 94.1

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