A special 9/11 memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial in Rochester.
The Rev. Phil Shaw, a veterans supporter and former chaplain of the Minnesota Senate, will address the gathering.
Eric Kerska, Rochester fire chief who served three tours in Afghanistan, will speak about the global war on terror and the 20-year U.S. involvement with Afghanistan.
Special remembrance will be given to the 13 veterans who were killed outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul by a suicide bomber.