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September 11, 2008: Commemoration Activities and Memorials
Sun LakesThe Interfaith Council of Greater Sun Lakes will host a service of remembrance Sept. 11, the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. The service will begin at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, 9248 E. Riggs Road. Clergy and laity representing a variety of faiths will participate in remembrance, unity and intercultural bridge building. The public is invited to stay for refreshments and fellowship. Information: 480-895-8766. http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/2008/08/26/20080826cr-sloane0827.html
TucsonA multifaith prayer service to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York and at the Pentagon will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at Temple Emanu-El, 225 N. Country Club Road. The event will include a "fellowship dessert reception." "The measure of our character is in part the way in which we remember those who have died tragically," said Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon, in a news release inviting the public.
EscondidoThere will be a memorial softball tournament at Kit Carson Park from 9AM to 6PM on September 6th. On September 11th, the annual name reading event will take place at Grape Day Park at 5PM. Contact Mike O'Connor at email@example.com.
Lafayette7th Annual 9/11 Remembrance and Patriotic Rally - all groups welcome. Join us on the El Curtola Boulevard overpass across Highway 24 in Lafayette, California, on Thursday, September 11th, 2008, from 3-8pm to commemorate the seventh anniversary of September 11th, 2001. For more information go to call (925) 212-9260.
Palm SpringsThe Palm Desert Sister Cities Foundation will play host to The September Concert, a music event held in hundreds of U.S. and world cities. Scheduled at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater, the event will feature performances by the Palm Desert High School wind ensemble and Darlene Romano and Dan Waddell. Sponsor: The Palm Desert Sister Cities FoundationWhat: A free concert to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragediesWhen: 7- 8:15 p.m. Sept. 11Where: Civic Center Park, northeast corner of Fred Waring Drive and San Pablo Avenue.Information: 779-5900
San DiegoOn the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center we will pay tribute and honor to our fallen heroes. We will have a reading of the names accompanied by a tolling of the bells, along with additional tributes. The ceremonies will begin at 2:30 PM on September 11, 2008 on the flight deck of the USS Midway, 910 North Harbor Drive, alongside Navy Pier. Services will include: Presentation of the Colors, Pipes and Drums, Honor Guards from the San Diego FD, Orange County FD, US Marine Corps, and the US Border Patrol, Singing of the Star Spangled Banner, the reading of the names, SDFD Helicopter Flyover, 21 Gun Salute, and taps.A dinner reception will be hosted by the FDNY Retirees of California immediately following the memorial event (approximately 5:00 PM) at the Old Firehouse Museum, 1572 Columbia Street (Columbia & Cedar Streets)one block up from Little Italy on India Street. Families and friends are invited to the memorial and reception.Contacts: All those that wish to participate in the reading of the names (a minimum of 85 readers required) please contact Jack Toale at (858) 451-2902 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
San DiegoSan Diego will host three additional memorial services. For information go to: http://www.publicsafety.net/PDF/9_11_08_CEREMONY_INVITE.pdf
Sherman OaksThe seventh annual "We Remember Walk". Honoring victims, families, survivors, and responders of the September 11th attacks as well as military and first responders nationally. On Sept. 7th assemble at Sherman Oaks Galleria (Sepulveda and Ventura) at 10AM. The walk begins at 11AM to the 9/11 Memorial at Fire Station 88.
BroomfieldOn the seventh anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks the 9/11 Memorial will serve as an appropriate backdrop for reflection and community gathering. A brief ceremony will be held by the 9/11 Memorial Committee, North Metro Fire Rescue District and the City & County of Broomfield. All events are open to the public. The ceremony will take place on September 11th from 6 - 7PM at Broomfield Outdoor Amphitheater & 9/11 Memorial -- 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO. http://denver.yourhub.com/Broomfield/Events/General/Event~513299.aspx
New LondonA 9/11/01 remembrance ceremony will be held at fire headquarters at 289 Bank Street in New London, ct on 9/11/08 at 11:30 am. The ceremony will be followed by a luncheon inside the firehouse. All emergency service members and members of the public are invited to attend. All off-duty NLFD members who attend are requested to dress in full class a uniform. It is anticipated that the ceremony will last about 30 minutes. http://www.newlondonfirefightersunion.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=73604
New MilfordYou are cordially invited to participate in the seventh anniversary of Voices of September 11th Memorial Ceremonies to be held on Thursday, September 11, 2008. The ceremonies will take place at Patriots Way Plaza in the New Milford Railroad station parking area. We will assemble around the 9-11 Monument at 8:00 AM and the service will commence at 8:48 AM. RSVP by August 31st, 2008. Telephone Number (860) 354-4913http://www.voicesofsept11.org/dev/content.php?idtocitems=1,1338349897,981574904
SuffieldA traveling exhibit about how Connecticut’s citizens have responded and reflected to 9/11. It includes the "Connecticut Remembers" Memorial Board, photographs, memory objects, audio/video stations, and Connecticut’s 9/11 Memorial Library. It will be open to the public on 9/11/08. It is located at: 205 Bridge Street Suffield, CT 06078 and is wheelchair accessible. http://www.chs.org/911.htm
Martin CountyThis year marks the Seventh anniversary of the murderous attacks on our Country that occurred on September eleventh. As a memorial to our fallen comrades, the civilian victims, and those who have sacrificed in the military, both past and present, The Professional Firefighters & Paramedics of Martin County in partnership with Martin County Fire Rescue are hosting a month long tribute. Exhibit opens September 11th at 1:00 PM and runs daily through September 30th 2008. Open to the public Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM (last admission at 7:30).Saturday 10:00 Am to 7:00 PM (last admission 6:30 PM).Sunday Noon to 5:00 PM (Last admission 4:30 PM). There is no charge for this event. http://www.martincountyremembers911.com/
Point Vedra BeachThe 7th Annual Patriots Memorial Bike Ride Saturday, September 13, 2008, 07:00 AM Departs Nease High School in Northern St. Johns County 10550 Ray Rd. This bicycle ride is to honor the victims and heroes of September 11th 2001. It is 91.1 km on four lane highways and scenic country roads. Please wear red, white & blue to honor the day. We will have a short Memorial Ceremony starting at 7:00 a.m. Please be parked and ready to roll by that time. Email: email@example.com http://www.codyschallenge.com/patriots.htm
Dawson County Dawson County Emergency Services and the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office invite the public to attend a 9/11 service of remembrance on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 8:30 am at the Law Enforcement Center. The service will be given by Rev. Chad Rogers, Chaplin for Dawson County Public Safety, in honor of the sacrifices made seven years ago as we reflect on the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Please show your support and appreciation as we honor our first responders, past and present, on this special occasion.Date: September 11, 2008Time: 8:30 amPlace: Dawson County Law Enforcement Center
Des PlainesDes Plaines public-safety officers and veterans at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 will host a 9/11 Memorial "Patriot Day" Ceremony outside Des Plaines Civic Center, 1420 Miner St. Members of the Des Plaines Fire and Police departments, American Legion Post 36, Veterans of Foreign Wars 2992 and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 311 will participate. VFW Post Commander Steve Schaefer, Des Plaines Police Commander Nicholas Treantafeles, Deputy Fire Chief Scott Small and media specialist William Soderberg will coordinate the event, which is expected to last a half-hour. Schaefer will serve as master of ceremonies. The program will include Mayor Anthony Arredia, James Prandini, Fire Chief Randy Jaeger and Police Officer Matthew Jones, who recently returned from duty in Iraq. Police and Fire Department representatives will conduct a presentation of wreaths. Vocalist Becky Danegger will sing the National Anthem and members of Bugles Across America will play "Taps." A bagpiper will play "Amazing Grace."
IndianapolisThe American Legion Family is organizing a Legacy Walk to reflect on the lives lost on Sept. 11, renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country and to honor our veterans, past and present. The Legacy Walk is open to the general public. It will be a non-competitive walk from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the War Memorial Plaza. There is no registration fee to join the walk. We will be accepting donations to benefit The American Legion Legacy Scholarship, which benefits children of military personnel killed since 9/11/2001, and the American Legion Auxiliary's National President's Scholarship fund, which provides assistance to children of any service member. http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080818/LOCAL180201/808180421/1274/LOCAL06
Fort RileyFort Riley and 1st Infantry Division leaders will hold an observance Sept. 11 to mark the 2001 terrorist attack on the United States. The event begins at 7:46 a.m., the moment the first aircraft struck New York's World Trade Center towers. Army leaders will remember the 155 soldiers, sailors and airmen deployed from Fort Riley who have been killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The names of the dead will be added to Fort Riley's Global War on Terrorism Monument near the U.S. Cavalry Museum. Brig. Gen. Perry Wiggins, commander of the 1st Infantry, is scheduled to make remarks followed by the ringing of a bell in honor of all who died during the 2001 attacks. There also will be a laying of a wreath at the monument and a 21-gun salute.
OlatheThe Patriots’ Run is an annual event held to commemorate the tragic events of September 11th 2001. With this event we remember, not only those victims who were lost, but also those soldiers, police, firefighters and others who served this country both on that day and every day thereafter. In this way we honor all the people who work to insure that this tragedy never repeats itself. http://www.patriotsrun.us/
FreeportThis coming September 11th it will be 7 years since the Freeport Flag Ladies began holding their flags every Tuesday morning in honor of our troops and first responders at home. They invite anyone who is able to come to join them for the Annual 9-11 Tribute to be held from 7:30 to 9 am on the corner of Main and School streets in Freeport, Maine. http://www.freeportflagladies.com/
Ocean City9/11 A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE presented by the Red Knights Motorcycle Club of Maryland, Chapter 3. Thursday, September11, 2008. All of the day's events are open to the public. For more information please see our website at http://www.redknightsmd3.org Click on the 9-11-06 Day of Remembrance Page or call 443-783-3289
BostonThursday, September 11th 7:30a-12:30pmSeventh Annual Commemoration ServicesState House, Boston, MassachusettsMore information to come. http://www.massfund.org/
MarbleheadLocal police and firefighters will observe the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony of remembrance Thursday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. The event will commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and the losses suffered at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. It will be part of a nationwide salute to fallen firefighters, police officers and civilians and the extraordinary response to tragic events that have changed all our lives. Police and firefighters are asking local leaders and community members to participate in the remembrance. Further information is available at the Marblehead Fire Department, 781-631-0142. http://www.thedailyitemoflynn.com/articles/2008/08/27/news/news16.txt
Linden HillsThe 7th Annual 9-11 Tribute will again take place on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Harriet Band Shell. Join us for another evening of music and remembrance of the events that took place on 9-11-2001. We will again have a march for the young people. All that participate will receive an American Flag to wave.Click here to help with the 2008 event - our 7th Annual 9-11 Tribute Concert View WCCO TV's News Report on 9-11-07 View a slide show of the 2007 eventIf you have questions or comments about the 9-11 Tribute e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jersey CityOn Thursday, September 11, 2008, the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation will be holding a brief ceremony at the Central NJ Railroad Terminal in Liberty State Park. The ceremony is scheduled for 1:30pm and is expected to draw friends, colleagues, family members, survivors, and legislators to the site where the NJ 9/11 Memorial "Empty Sky" will be built.
Mantua TownshipThe Gloucester County Board of Freeholders, Mantua Mayor and Township Committee will hold a Patriot Day Ceremony on Thursday, September 11, in remembrance of the attacks on the United States. The 7th anniversary memorial will be held at the Place of Reflection, inside the Chestnut Branch Park on Main Street, and will be open to the public. The memorial will be a tribute to all those who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks, most especially Gloucester County residents John Rodak, Nicholas W. Brandemarti and Perry Thompson.
Morris CountyThe Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders will observe the 7th anniversary of the tragic events that took place Sept. 11, 2001, with a public Remembrance Service and Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, Sept. 7. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at the Morris County September 11th Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, across from Morris View Healthcare Center, formerly Morris View Nursing Home. http://www.co.morris.nj.us/asp/morris/press.asp?link=1197
Las CrucesThe City of Las Cruces and the international fraternal organization, Woodmen of the World, will hold a remembrance ceremony to mark the 7th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. The ceremony will include the raising of the American Flag on a 40-foot flag pole obtained by Woodmen of the world through a private donor. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 in Club Fusion, 101 E. Union Ave. in Las Cruces. http://www.lcsun-news.com/news/ci_10334914
AngolaA memorial service will be held by the Village of Angola on 9/11/2008 at 6:30 PM at the William G. Houston Gazebo. http://www.villageofangola.org/newsandevents.html
Babylon TownshipThe seventh annual "We Remember Walk". Honoring victims, families, survivors, and responders of the September 11th attacks as well as military and first responders nationally. On Sept. 6th assemble at the golf course at Cedar Beach (Town of Babylon) at 5PM. Walk begins at 6PM to the Babylon Hometown Memorial.
BuffaloWestern New York Families of September 11th will hold its annual Remembrance Tribute on September 10th at 6 pm at the American Red Cross, 786 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo New York. Each year, we install a Flag Tribute as part of our commemoration. We will prepare the flags on Monday, August 25th and Tuesday, August 26th at 6 pm at the Red Cross. We will install the flags on Saturday, September 6th. Volunteers are welcome to assist on these dates. If you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Lynch at email@example.com or 716-713-2581.
Deer Park, Orange CountyA memorial service, featuring the Color Guard and Brass Quintet from United States Military Academy, will be held on September 11th at the Town Hall. http://www.townofdeerpark.org/
LancasterA memorial 5k run will be held on September 11th by the Centerpointe Community Church of Lancaster that will also serve as a fundraiser for the Volunteer Fire Fighters, Ambulance Corps and Police Benevolent Society and finally Centerpointe Community. The location will be Combo Park.
Long BeachSunday, September 7th, 12 – 4PM As we remember the events of 9/11, please join us in this special annual event to honor those lost and those left behind. We will pay tribute to our Armed Forces, Fireman, Police, EMS, Construction Workers & Clean-up crews, many of the unsung heroes and ordinary individuals who came together and did the extraordinary. The flying of colorful kites respectfully recognizes all those who survived, and those whose spirits have soared. We hope this event will foster unity, hope and healing. 2008 will be our 6th year; the Tribute has grown in size and scope. Sponsors and volunteers are welcome. Location: City of Long Beach (near Riverside on the beach) Anyone interested in obtaining further information, please call 516-456-1039 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
New York City
New York CityOn September 10, 2008, Voices of September 11 will host a Day of Remembrance at the Marriott New York Downtown (85 West Street). The forum will include panel discussions, workshops and 9/11 exhibits, including updates on the 9/11 Living Memorial digital archive project and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center. Voices will also be hosting a Commemorative Luncheon on September 11, 2008 at the Marriott. Cost of attending the luncheon is $20 per person. RSVP to Michelle Doherty, at 203-966-3911 or email@example.com. There are a very limited number of rooms available at the Marriott New York Downtown for the nights of September 9, 10 and 11 at a reduced rate of $299 per room plus applicable taxes. All reservations must be made by August 19th and accompanied by a first night deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Please contact the Marriott directly at (800) 228-9290 or (212) 385-4900.
New York CityThe seventh annual "We Remember Walk". Honoring victims, families, survivors, and responders of the September 11th attacks as well as military and first responders nationally. Assemble at Battery Park (near the WTC Sphere) on September 27th at 1PM. The walk begins at 2PM to the World Trade Center.
New York CityMusicians For Harmony Presents its 7th Annual "Concert for Peace"Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 7:30 pm Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th Street, New York City 212-501-3330 http://kaufman-center.org Tickets: $35, $75, $125 (includes reception with artists) student discounts available http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=20564
New York CityReflect and remember. The New York Buddhist Church hosts the "9/11 WTC Memorial Interfaith Floating Lanterns Ceremony," at Pier 40 on the Hudson River at West Houston Street 212-678-0305). It's a symbolic representation of respect for those who perished in the World Trade Center attacks. Beginning at 6 p.m., participants may write loved ones' names or messages for peace on the lanterns. Music follows. At 7:45 p.m., as dusk approaches, the lighted lanterns are released on the waters of the Hudson River just north of Ground Zero. FREE. http://www.newyorkbuddhistchurch.org
New York CityTo mark the seventh anniversary, we want to invite you to share this day of remembrance with other survivors. Survivors are welcome to attend any of these events. The ceremony and reading of the names will be held in Zuccotti Park. This year again, family members and survivors will be able to descend into the site. Thursday, September 11, 2008
World Trade Center Survivors Network - Executive Board http://www.survivorsnet.org/
NyackThe seventh annual Concert for Remembrance, 9/11 will be held Sunday, September 14, 5 pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 First Avenue, Nyack, NY. Sponsored by the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust, the concert is given in memory of all of the victims and heroes of the attacks against our country on September 11, 2001. There is no charge for admission and the public is warmly invited. http://www.gracechurchnyack.org/
Valatie, Columbia CountyA memorial at Volunteer Town Park that will have one hand painted tile for every life lost on 9/11 will be unveiled on 9/7 at 1PM and a vigil will be held there on 9/11. http://columbiacountysept11memorial.org/
ConnellsvilleCity police Chief Ed McSheffery will be the keynote speaker as the Connellsville Veterans Commission pays tribute to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and those who responded to the tragedies. The program will honor the passengers and crews of American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77 and United Airlines Flight 93 that were overtaken by terrorists and then crashed into the North and South Towers of the World Trade center in New York; the Pentagon and a Shanksville farm field, killing those onboard the aircraft and others in the buildings.The ceremony will take place Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Plaza adjacent to the city municipal building. http://www.heraldstandard.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20100122&BRD=2280&PAG=461&dept_id=480247&rfi=6
HarrisburgLocal interfaith groups will commemorate Sept. 11, 2001, this year with "Appreciating America's Diversity," a ceremony to be opened by a Buddhist teacher and closed with a traditional Muslim meal. Other sponsors include the Institute for Cultural Partnerships, the Religion and Society Center, the Red Rose Foundation, the InterReligious Forum of Greater Harrisburg, the Sikh Society of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Nonbelievers, Unitarian Church of Harrisburg and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Harrisburg Jewish Federation. Contact: MARY WARNER: 255-8267 or firstname.lastname@example.orgLocation: St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral, 221 N. Front St., Harrisburg WHEN: 6:15 p.m. Sept. 11
HonesdaleThe Wayne County 9/11 Memorial Committee would like to remind area residents that Thursday, September 11, 2008 is the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. All are encouraged to observe this somber yet important anniversary. September 11th has been proclaimed Patriot’s Day by the United States Congress and they have declared that all flags be flown at half-staff that day. The committee would like to ask that you observe a moment of silence at 9 a.m. to honor those who perished in the attacks. Please wear red, white and blue to work or school to show support for those who lost their lives on 9/11/01 and to honor the heroes who worked to save them. In addition to the personal observance, the Committee will hold a silent gathering at the site of the Wayne County 9/11 Memorial located at the corner of Court and 9th Streets, Honesdale at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2007. If you can not attend the morning gathering, you are invited to visit the memorial at any time to honor these very special people on this very memorable day.
ShanksvilleFlight 93 Memorial Chapel (Flt 93 Memorial Chapel is located at 1790 Coleman Station Rd Friedens, PA 15541-6516). 9/10/08 – peace vigil at 6:00 pm 9/11/08 – various events throughout the day Summary: Events include: Community Day Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Sounding of Thunder Bell & Declaration of Names of Heroes, Formal Ceremony in honor of Flight 93, MASS –in memoriam – Flight 93, Interfaith Religious Ceremony, Candlelight Service http://www.flt93memorialchapel.org/Schedule2008/2008schedule.html
WarringtonA memorial service will be held on September 11th by the Warrington, Fire Dept. at Station 93 at 6PM. http://warringtonfire.com/officers.htm
Big SpringBig Spring's first responders and military personnel will get a heartfelt thanks Sept. 11, as officials with the Hangar 25 Air Museum join forces with local residents for a special ceremony commemorating the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001.Meghan Bias, director of the local air museum, said the event will be Hangar 25's second effort at the memorial ceremony, which will offer a much-needed thanks to the men and women who keep us safe. The ceremony will be held at the Big Spring Mall, near the entrance to Sears, at 6 p.m. For more information on the ceremony, contact the Hangar 25 Air Museum at 264-1999. http://www.bigspringherald.com/content/view/136073/60/
ArlingtonThe Pentagon Memorial will be open to family members and their guests only on the following dates and times:
ArlingtonThe seventh annual "We Remember Walk". Honoring victims, families, survivors, and responders of the September 11th attacks as well as military and first responders nationally. Assemble at the Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima) on Sept, 6th at 1PM - walk begins at 2PM to the site of the Arlington memorial.