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September 9, 2005
September 11, 2005: Commemoration Activities and Memorials
Each year, Families of September 11 (FOS11) generates a list of memorial events and commemoration activities occurring around the country in honor of 9/11 and those who were lost. Some events are organized by public officials; others are small ceremonies in communities of families who were directly affected. Below, you'll see our latest list of more than 70 events in 20 states (in alphabetical order by state and then city), in addition to several organizations that are sponsoring activities nationwide. For additional events, including international events, please check our website's event calendar.
National or Multi-State Events
One Day's Pay
This nonprofit grassroots movement seeks to establish 9/11 as a voluntary day of service, charity and compassion. Join thousands of others who are taking the One Day's Pay pledge to observe 9/11 this year by helping others in need -- volunteer, give blood, make a donation to a charity, give something away, or just help friend, neighbor or relative. It's entirely up to you. Visit www.onedayspay.org for more information.
StoryCorps enables you to record your memories of those lost on 9/11 and preserve these stories at the Library of Congress for generations to come. In commemoration of the fourth anniversary of September 11, StoryCorps will have extended hours on September 10 and September 11 at the World Trade Center StoryBooth, located on the concourse level of the PATH Station. This booth will serve as a place where survivors and families of 9/11 victims can come to record their memories and stories. The hours for those days will be from 9:30AM – 7:30PM, each interview appointment takes one hour. The StoryBooth at Grand Central Terminal will also be open, operating on a normal schedule. Those who live outside the New York City area are encouraged to rent a storykit (which may be available for free). For information on how to set-up your appointment and more information on how this works, please log on to this password protected website created just for Family Members: www.storycorps.net/wtc. The password is 'remember'. Call 646-723-7025 or email Tracy Serdjenian at email@example.com to make an appointment.
The September Project
The September Project is a collection of people, groups, and organizations working to create a day of engagement, a day of conversation, and a day of democracy. All individuals, organizations, and libraries are encouraged to participate and plan events on September 11, on the weekend of September 11, or throughout the month of September. Through talks, roundtables, and performances, people will share ideas about democracy, citizenship, and patriotism. The September Project is devoted to making this happen annually and internationally. To find out more, please visit www.theseptemberproject.org.
Cycling Forward 2005
For its 2005 fundraiser, Beyond the 11th will sponsor this bike ride from Ground Zero in NYC to Boston, MA, on Friday, September 9, to Sunday, September 11, 2005. In 2004, they raised over $150,000 and they hope to surpass that this year. All money raised will benefit widows affected by war and terrorism in Afghanistan. Founded by Susan Retik and Patti Quigly, two women who lost their husbands on 9/11, Beyond the 11th offers financial and emotional support to widows who have been affected by the horrors of war and terrorism. In the process, they hope to promote deeper cross-cultural understanding by forging authentic and lasting connections between individuals and communities. Due to popular demand, Beyond the 11th has added lots of riding options to the 2005 fundraiser to accommodate all cycling abilities from the avid cyclist to the recreational rider. You may join them for the entire ride or for part of the way from Ground Zero in NYC to Boston, MA. To register for the event or to learn more about the different cycling options, please visit www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1203691. To learn more about Beyond the 11th, visit www.beyondthe11th.org or call 781-235-2229.
Torches Across America
Torches Across America is a motorcycle ride for all American motorcycle riders who want to show their respect to our fellow American's who lost their lives and to the family's who lost their loved ones on that sad morning of September 11, 2001. We are also going to rally support for the men and women in our armed forces. Torches Across America is not a ride for any charity, it is a ride from our hearts and to show our pride for the freedom we have living in this great country. Torches across America will take about a week and will start on the West Coast. You can ride the whole trip, just through your state, or a few miles when it comes in your area. For more information, including ride route, please visit www.torchesacrossamerica.com.
Escondido -- 9/11 Memorial Event
The Escondido Firefighters and Police will be hosting a 9/11 Memorial Event at Kit Carson Park on September 11, 2005, from 4:30-8:30PM and invites the community to come out and help us honor the Fallen Heroes of 9/11. We will be reading the names of the Rescue Workers (FDNY, NYPD, POPD) that gave all on 9/11, also the local servicemen and women within 50 miles that gave their lives fighting terrorism. We want children, adults that would like to read names to come out and also people that just want to come out and honor our brothers and sisters that gave all. The firefighters will take on the police in a friendly game of softball to help celebrate the lives of the ones we lost on that day. For more information, contact Michael O'Connor at Firemanmic@aol.com or 760-390-5364.
Marin -- ACCESS Hearts, Clubs and Aces Charity Event
There will be a charity event on Friday, September 9, 2005, to benefit ACCESS (AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services), which provides long-term bereavement care to those who have lost loved ones in air disaster related tragedies, including the families who lost loved ones on 9/11, both aboard aircraft and on the ground, in the Pentagon and WTC. The proceeds of this tournament will enable ACCESS to provide its peer to peer counseling services to those who have lost loved ones and train our new Volunteer Grief Mentors, many of whom lost loved ones on 9/11 and will be attending the upcoming training program in NYC on September 24 and 25. Come join ACCESS for a spectacular day of golf, a cocktail party and dinner with a poker twist at the Stone Tree Golf Club. If you are not a golfer come eat, drink and mingle at the fun filled cocktail party and dinner filled with sensational auction surprises following the exciting day on the greens. To register, visit www.accesshelp.org.
San Francisco -- Run to Remember 9/11
The race, which is being presented by Fidelity Investments, benefits 9/11 charities, Team Bingham, and the Tom Burnett Foundation. The race, which will be held on September 11, 2005, at 8:00AM, is intended to honor and remember the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001. Throughout the event, participants will have an opportunity to recall memories, share stories and feelings, and help the world never forget what happened on that important day. The 10K race is open to runners. The 5K race is open to all levels of runners and walkers. Online registration is now available at the Run to Remember Web site at www.r2r911.org. For more information, call the Run to Remember Hotline at 415-409-5900.
San Francisco -- 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Parade and Fund Raiser
In memory of 9/11 victims, police, firefighters, families and friends, there will be a 9/11 memorial motorcycle parade on Saturday, September 17, 2005. This event is open to all motorcyclists, bikers, police officers, firefighters, EMT's, and Public Servants. Bring your motorcycle, police car, police bike, ambulance or fire truck. There is no registration fee but please be prepared to make a $10 donation to the "SFPD Widows and Orphans Fund" at the beginning of the parade. Participants should meet at Dudley Perkins HD, 123 So.Van Ness, San Francisco, Saturday, September 17, 2005 at noon. Share a moment of silence under the extremely large 50 by 30 foot American flag. This is simply a support ride to show strength, solidarity, and unity against terrorism. For more information, visit http://home.netcom.com/~nitrosmi/parade.htm or email Nitrosmi@sonic.net.
Gunnison County -- Building a Community of Heart Block Parties
The Gunnison Area Community Foundation is coordinating, with volunteer hosts, a series of a dozen "Building a Community of Heart Block Parties" on September 11, 2005, around Gunnison County, Colorado (a county of only 14,000 people in the middle of the Colorado Rockies). What better day than September 11 to create a more vibrant network of community friends and families? Various times (most from 3-6PM).
Contact the Gunnison Area Community Foundation for more information at 970-641-8837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwich -- Greenwich 9/11 Memorial Event
There will be a memorial ceremony on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 9:00AM at Town Hall, Greenwich, CT. For more information, contact Brook Urban at 203-869-8444, ext. 111 or email email@example.com.
New London -- Day of Remembrance at the Coast Guard Academy
On September 11, 2005, there will be a Day of Remembrance at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. Representatives from the NYPD, FDNY, EMS, Port Authority, SCPD, NCPD will be present. Families groups may gather before noon for cadets to lead tours of the Eagle, which is in port, or the academy. It may be possible to pair individual families with cadets. Guests wishing to stay overnight in the New London area on September 10, 2005, will be put up at the Holiday Inn at the rate of $99 per room. Those who are interested in participating should contact the cadet watch office ASAP at 860-444-8294. Address: U.S. Coast Guard Academy,31 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320
Westport -- Connecticut's 9/11 Living Memorial
Connecticut's 9/11 Living Memorial stands as a tribute to the individuals who lost their lives on September 11. Individuals who had lives filled with goals, hopes, and plans for the future. Connecticut's Memorial reflects these endeavors through a creatively designed landscape on the beautiful shores of Long Island Sound. The design incorporates the endurance of granite, the sheltering beauty of trees, and the tranquility of the sea. It offers visitors peace and strength to draw upon in their healing. The Memorial's nine-foot polished granite stone monument reads, "The citizens of Connecticut dedicate this living memorial to the thousands of innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001 and to the families who loved them." Governor Rowland dedicated the Memorial at a solemn one-year anniversary observance in honor of the victims of September 11. Connecticut law now calls for a "Day of Remembrance" on September 11. Annual memorial events are planned at the site, which is located at Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT 06880. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cthelps.state.ct.us or www.ctwoodlands.org.
Wethersfield -- Keane Foundation Family Picnic
The Richard M. Keane Foundation is once again sponsoring A Family Picnic, September 11, 2005, from 5-7PM on Wethersfield's Broad Street Green. The United States Air Force "Band of Liberty," a rock and R&B band, will again play for us as we enjoy an old-fashioned picnic on the historic Town Green. Everyone is asked to bring their own blanket, or "fancy" tables and chairs, and a picnic supper! Bring your friends and neighbors too! The picnic is held each year to remember those Wethersfield residents who died on September 11, 2001, and to thank Wethersfield volunteers and supporters of the Keane Foundation. There is No Rain Date!
Honolulu -- 2005 Commemoration: "Gone But Not Forgotten"
Lynnell Ka'opua Akamu, a mental health social worker at the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, recently contacted Families of September 11. Lynnell has been organizing a commemoration program in Hawaii since 2002 to recognize and remember all those who died on September 11, 2001. Last year she decided to recognize those who had some connection to Hawaii. She was able to reach two families, and four family members attended. This year, Lynnell would like to invite all 9/11 families and friends in Hawaii to the 2005 Commemoration titled "Gone But Not Forgotten." The program will involve lighting a candle for each Patriot who died on 9/11 who had a connection to Hawaii, followed by presenting a lei around their picture, and then ringing a large bell. The MC will be reading some information about their life, at each point. After all are recognized, a veteran will be blowing Taps. The music group, Na Koa O Hawaii (The Warriors of Hawaii) will then be singing some songs of Hawaii, and poems will be read to help people not to forget. It will be held at the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center on September 7, 2005, from 9-10AM. If you would like to attend, please contact Lynnell (808-433-0611, 808-384-3905, or email@example.com) so that she can make arrangements with the Provost Marshall to allow you onto the Tripler Army Hospital grounds, where the VA medical center is located. Location: Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center, 459 Patterson Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819.
Muncie -- 9/11 Memorial Service
There will be a candlelight memorial service on Sunday, September 11, at 6:30PM at the Elm Ridge Memorial Park. The service will include words by a well-known local minister, the sheriff, fire chief, the Director of Indiana Homeland Security, and a choir highlighting the song "Light a Candle," written about 9/11. For more information, contact Carrie Phelps, Director of Community Relations, Indiana Memorial Group at 765-288-5061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paducah -- 9/11 Remembrance and Emergency Worker Appreciation
We will remember the events of 9/11 and honor those who place themselves in harms way to protect us. A retired Colonel will speak and a video tribute to 9/11, our troops and local heroes will be shown. This memorial will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at the Lone Oak Church of Christ, 2960 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003. For more information, call 270-554-2511 or email email@example.com.
Lake Charles -- Dedication of 9/11 Memorial
The 9/11 memorial dedication will be on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 6:00PM at Bord du Lac Drive. For more information, contact Carol St. Dizier at 337-491-1388.
Annapolis -- Requiem: In Memory of 9/11
This event will be held at The Great Hall of McDowell, St. John’s College on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 4:00PM. For more information, call 410-626-2539.
Hancock -- 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show
This event will feature a 9/11 memorial service with patriotic music, police, fire, rescue and military personnel recognition ceremony plus trophies for the top 50 cars, trucks and bikes plus specialty awards. Food and drinks served on site. A memorial service will be held at noon and awards presented at 3:00PM. Admission is $10 day of show. All makes and models are welcome. Bring your American flag and spirit! This event will be held on September 10, 2005, at the gun club grounds in Hancock, MD, off US 40 and MD 144 West. For more information, please visit http://maia58-70.tripod.com/id46.html.
Boston -- Commemoration and Madeline Amy Sweeney Award Ceremony
This event will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005, at the Massachusetts House Chambers, State House in Boston. At 8:30AM, there will be a Flag Lowering and Moment of Silence at the Massachusetts State House Lawn, Boston, presided over by Governor Mitt Romney. This will be followed at 10AM by the Commemoration Program, which will include a reading of the names of those victims with ties to Massachusetts and will be presided over by Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey. At 10:30AM, the Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery will be awarded. At 11:30AM, there will be a luncheon for families only (the other events are open to the public). For more information, contact David Hastings of the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund at 617-482-8150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boylston -- Third Annual Thomas M. Brennan Memorial Golf Tournament
The Third Annual Thomas M. Brennan Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2005, at the Cyprian Keyes Golf Club, home course of the New England Section of the PGA. 100% of net proceeds raised will go to the Thomas M. Brennan Memorial Foundation. Thomas More Brennan was 32 years old when he was killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. In 2003, Tom's friends and family started the Thomas M. Brennan Memorial Foundation, which will provide tuition assistance at Boston College for students in need of financial aid. For more information, please visit www.tmbmf.org.
Foxboro/Mansfield -- Annual Family Fun Day/McGinty Scholarship Foundation
Enjoy a fun-filled day with your family and friends on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 12-5PM, rain or shine at Cocasset River Park and F. Gilbert Hills State Forest. Activities to be included: moon walk, music, face painting, magic show, balloon sculpting, craft table, karate demonstration, hiking and biking in nearby state forest, and much more. Free t-shirts for the first 50 registrations received (additional t-shirts available for purchase). Every person who registers will be eligible for an exciting door prize. Food will be available to purchase from the Rotary Club Chuck Wagon. Proceeds will benefit the McGinty Scholarship Foundation, named in honor of "Mike" McGinty, a 9/11 victim. The foundation awards a scholarship to a college-bound high school senior, currently residing in Foxboro or Mansfield, who shares the same sense of community service and values as Mike. The scholarship in his honor will provide a lasting tribute to the generous spirit of the community that meant so much to Mike and has been so helpful to his family after his tragic death. Through this scholarship, the foundation has helped two college bound students who share Mike's sense of community service achieve their dreams. For questions or information about the Annual Family Fun Day or the McGinty Scholarship Foundation, please call Cindy McGinty at 508-698-2108. In case of rain, call for a message with the alternate location.
Longmeadow -- First Church September 11 Memorial Service and Volunteer Activities
On September 11, 2005, First Church will once again participate in One Day's Pay, a program that had the idea of establishing September 11 as a day of national service rather than a traditional holiday. The One Day's Pay initiative invites people and organizations to visit www.onedayspay.org to make free, non-binding pledges to engage in personal or organized acts of service of some nature on or around 9/11. As we did last year, First Church is not only endorsing the mission of One Day's Pay, we are also organizing a day of activities with a number of important community service groups with which we have established relationships to allow members and friends an opportunity to directly participate in charitable acts of kindness. The Memorial Service will be from 8:30-9:00AM, followed later by the regular Sunday Worship Service at 10AM. At 9AM and 11AM, there will various opportunities to participate in local charitable and volunteer activities, including Habitat for Humanity, Food Bank, A Better Chance Housing Rebuilding, Council on Aging, blood donations to the Red Cross, and more. Sign up at church on Sunday mornings, or call 413-567-6287, for advance planning purposes.
Natick -- Community Service
A community service of "Remembrance, Hope and Healing: Let Peace Begin With Me" will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 7:00PM at Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Walnut Street, Natick, Massachusetts. A reception will follow the service. For more information, call 508-653-1674 or email fiskumc@@aol.com.
Newton -- 4th Annual 9-11 Event to Benefit Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront is holding a benefit concert featuring musical guests James Montgomery, Charlie Farren and Foxpass. The concert will be on Saturday, September 10, 2005, and will be held at The Attic, 107 R. Union Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459. For more information, visit www.operationhomefront.net/southernnewengland or email email@example.com for tickets.
Battle Creek -- 9/11 Memorial
There will be a 9/11 memorial on Sunday September 11, 2005, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM at Sam's Club, 12737 Cotton Lake Road. For more information, contact Ronda Giese at 269-962-7528, ext. 224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benton Harbor -- Ride to Remember
There will be a motorcycle ride to honor those lost on 9/11 on Sunday, September 11, 2005, at the Berrien County Red Cross Chapter House, 303 Riverview Drive. The ride will begin at noon (registration begins at 10:00AM). For more information, contact Tom Woltman at 269-925-7456 or Red Cross at 269-927-2288.
Ashland -- Flag Remembrance Tribute
Families from Nebraska and Iowa (September 11th Connections) are organizing a Flag Remembrance Tribute that will be displayed at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, NE (between Omaha and Lincoln) from September 8-11. There will be a candlelight vigil on September 11 starting at 6PM. This is the second year these families are organizing this moving tribute where flags are placed on the lawn for each of the nearly 2800 innocent victims who died that day. Each flag bears the person's name, age, place of employment and their location on that fateful morning. In addition to the outdoor display of flags there will also be an indoor exhibit of pictures and other memorabilia to help tell the story of Nebraska and Iowa families. On Sunday the museum will be hosting a speaker series related to September 11. We want to make sure we include any Nebraska and Iowa members that are interested in participating in this tribute. Please contact Lynn Castrianno at email@example.com if you are interested in participating.
Flags on the 48: A September 11th Memorial Hike
The "Flags on the 48" event was established in response to the horrific terrorist attacks that took place in the United States on September 11, 2001. Three days after the attacks several regular on-line users of the AMC Hiker Journal message forum, banded together and planned a hike the following day, intent on raising the largest American flag they could find from the summit of Mt. Liberty. We in the hiking community would like to honor those fallen heroes by flying the American flag atop of all 48 four thousand foot and higher mountains in New Hampshire on Sunday, September 11, 2005. By demonstrating our steadfast unity as Americans and as hikers, we hope to express our unwavering support to the families and to the communities whose losses are beyond comprehension and whose sacrifices will forever remain in our hearts. For more information, visit http://www.flagsonthe48.org.
Green Brook Township -- 9/11 Memorial Dedication
The Green Brook Township Committee is committed to recognizing September 11 by dedicating a Memorial to this tragic event. This will be constructed entirely from private donations. The 9/11 Memorial will be a contemplative, quiet place where people can escape everyday life and remember those lost that day. It will host a landscaped monument with flowers and benches. The centerpiece of the memorial will be a 9-foot steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center. The memorial dedication will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2005, at 2:00PM at the Top of the World Park. The memorial will contain the names of all who were lost on that day on bronze plaques mounted on a 40-foot wall. For more information about the memorial, call 732-968-1023, ext. 6602
Middlesex County -- Jewish Family and Vocational Service Healing Program
This event will include therapeutic workshops in the arts, movement, and mental health. All groups will be facilitated by artists, licensed physical trainers, educators, and licensed clinical social workers. This program is intended to reach out to those individuals and families directly affected by the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. This event will take place at Jewish Family and Vocational Service, 515 Plainfield Ave, Suite 201, Edison, NJ 08817. There is no fee for this event. Please RSVP by Friday, September 16, 2005, by calling 732-777-1940.
Monmouth County -- Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial Dedication
Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial will be officially dedicated on Sunday September 11, at 2PM at Mt Mitchill in Atlantic Highlands. The memorial is in remembrance of the 148 victims of the WTC and airplane flights who resided in Monmouth County. For more information, visit http://monmouthcounty911memorial.com/index.asp?action=7.
North Wildwood -- Commemoration
The fourth annual commemoration of 9/11 will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005, at 8:56AM at the North Wildwood City Hall Grounds, 901 Atlantic Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ 08260. For more information, please call 609-522-7722.
Paterson -- Memorial Mass
There will be a memorial mass on Saturday, September 10, 2005, at 5:00PM at the Lady of the Valley Church, 630 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ. For more information, contact Diane Silbernagel at 973-333-6795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Piscataway -- Expressions of 9/11 Resilience
Join "It's for You NJ 9/11" on September 10, 2005, from 10AM-2PM to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Hear inspiring stories from a panel of men and women who represent the many faces of survival. These individuals have used their career and personal life choices as expressions of their resilience. Their stories can be helpful for all of us as we seek ways to move forward in the company of empathetic, inspiring, and forward focused peers. The panel of New Jersey Residents includes: John Gorman, Leslie Hunt, Susan Picarro, Martin Viegas, and Elia Zedeno. Moderated by Theresa Creedon, resilience and change consultant who draws inspiration from her own 9/11 experience. Special live performance by renowned Irish music guitarist Seamus Kelleher. Admission if free but space is limited. RSVP due by September 6. You can RSVP by phone at 1-866-4-U-NJ-911 or by email at email@example.com. This free event includes continental breakfast and light lunch. For more information, please visit our website www.4unj911.org. The event will be held at UMDNJ-University, Behavioral HealthCare, 151 Centennial Ave., Piscataway, NJ 08854.
Red Bank -- Empty Sky…the Rising
This evening-length dance/theatre experience created by internationally known choreographer Bob Boross will have its world premiere at the new Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, in six performances from September 7-11, 2005. It is inspired by and performed to a soundtrack of eleven songs from rock legend Bruce Springsteen's 2002, 9/11 influenced release, "The Rising." With its message of compassion, and its promise of an eventual reunion with lost loved ones, "Empty Sky…The Rising" encourages its audience to remember and reflect on the events of 9/11. All performances support The Memorial Project, a lasting tribute to victims and survivors of 9/11, located in Highlands, NJ. Performances are at the newly opened Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ, from September 7-10, 2005, at 8PM and Sunday, September 11, at 3 and 7PM. All seats are $35 and are available from the Two River Theater box office at 732-345-1400, or online at www.trtc.org. For more information, visit www.emptyskytherising.com. For information about The Memorial Project, visit www.memoriaproject.com.
Astoria -- Candlelight Ceremony
There will be a candlelight ceremony on Monday, September 12, 2005, 7:00PM at McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and Grand Central Parkway Service Road, Astoria. The memorial park, a grove of trees, is to honor not only the 75 Port Authority employees who lost their lives but also the thousands of others who perished in the collapse of the twin towers. Candles will be supplied for use in the ceremony. This ceremony will be sponsored by United Community Civic Association and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. For more information, call (718) 932-9014.
Bay Shore -- In Paradisum
"Meditations and Music on the Fourth Anniversary of Sept. 11," a commemoration led by the Rev. Canon Dr. Denis C. Brunelle, with music by organist Nigel Potts, will be on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 4:00PM at St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church, Montauk Highway, Bay Shore. For more information, call 631-665-0051.
Brooklyn -- Art of Memory/Art of Memorial
On Saturday, September 10, 2005, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) will be holding a free symposium entitled "Art of Memory/Art of Memorial," from 12:00PM to 2:00PM at Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street. Presented in conjunction with the Brooklyn Historical Society, this special symposium addresses the longstanding tradition of memorial arts in Brooklyn including the recently dedicated Beacon, commemorating Brooklyn residents who died on 9/11. Join us as we reflect on the history and meaning of the "art in memory" in Brooklyn and observe the fourth anniversary of 9/11. For more information and to RSVP, contact: Kay Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Teresa Gonzalez at email@example.com or 718-625-0080.
Brooklyn -- "Loss and Memory"
There will be a panel discussion with essayist Andru Acimen, historian Casey Blake and poet Dennis Nurkse at 2:00PM on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at the Central Library, Grand Army Plaza. For more information, call 718-230-2100.
Brooklyn -- The Milton and Hilda Berlin Memorial Concert
There will be an outdoor concert of chamber music in the Alfred T. White Memorial Amphitheater on Sunday, September 11, 2005 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn. For more information, call 718-623-7200.
Buffalo -- Flag Remembrance Tribute
Families in Western New York are organizing a Flag Remembrance Tribute that will be displayed in Delaware Park, Buffalo, NY, from September 9 through the 13. On September 9, 2,996 flags will be displayed with names and locations on the flags. There will be a candlelight vigil at 7:00PM on September 10 and a memorial ceremony at 8:30 AM on September 11 at which all the names will be read. On September 11, 3,000 flags will be displayed at the Albright Knox Museum. Please contact Kathleen A Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating or Patricia Noah at 716-824-5693 or 716-860-2929 for more information.
College Point -- Memorial Motorcade Tribute
Councilman Tony Avella will lead a memorial motorcade tribute in his district. The motorcade will visit each of the 15 street locations that were named in honor of these heroic individuals who lived in or grew up in the neighborhoods that comprise the 19th Council District of northeast Queens. This event will be on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 11:30 AM at Ulmer/130th St. at the intersection of 25th Ave., in College Point. For more information, call (718) 747-2137.
Cortland -- Candlelight Vigil and Civic Engagement Event
Candlelight vigil and remembrance will be held on September 11 at 7:30PM at the Memory Tree on the southern end of Courthouse Park.
Farmingdale -- 9/11 Memorial Event
There will be a tribute to the Long Islanders who perished on 9/11. This event is presented by the Long Island 9/11 Memorial Committee and will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2005 with a keynote speaker at 1:00PM and the opening of the outdoor sculpture exhibition at 5:00PM. This event will take place at Farmingdale State University of New York, Route 110, Farmingdale. For more information, call 631-420-2400.
Flushing -- 9/11 Remembrance and Commemoration
There will be a concert and memorial service at 1:00PM on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For more information, call 718-961-0030. The "Memorial of Hope" Commemoration will include representatives of the political and religious communities participating in remembrance of the past and looking to the future, Sunday, September 11, 2005, 3:00PM at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For more information, call 718-961-0030.
Forest Hills -- Candlelight Ceremony
This candlelight ceremony honors terrorist attack victims Stephen Hoffman of Cantor Fitzgerald, journalist Richard Pearlman and firefighter Pete Nelson. It will be on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 7:00PM at Remsen Memorial Park, Woodhaven Boulevard and Trotting Course Lane, Forest Hills. For more information, call 718-520-8623.
Forest Hills -- "September 11: A Yahrzeit"
The "September 11: A Yahrzeit," discussion with Rabbi Gerald Skolnik, following the 8:20 a.m. minyan, will be on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills. $5 for breakfast. For more information, call 718-263-7000.
Garden City -- 9/11 Service
The Cathedral of the Incarnation will host a 9/11 service with music by the Salvation Army Brass Band on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 2:30PM at 50 Cathedral Ave., Garden City. Fore more information, call 516-746-2955.
Glen Cove -- Life in the Shadow of Terror
A special program to mark Sept. 11, ORT invited students in Israel ages of 13-18 to express their feelings on terror and terrorism and the impact they have on their lives. The works of the contest winners are on exhibit on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 3:00PM at the Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County, Welwyn Preserve 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. The admission fee $36 includes a guided tour of the facility, reception and program. The exhibit is on display for six weeks. For more information, call 516-876-8150.
Hempstead -- Memorial Service
The Village of Hempstead will conduct a service on Monday, September 12, 2005, 12:30PM in Denton Green, across from Village Hall. For more information, call 516-489-3400, ext. 435.
Long Beach -- Freedom Flight 9/11 Kite Tribute
As we remember the events of 9/11, come join us as we fly our Kites symbolizing the soaring spirit of freedom, peace and hope that lies within. Recognizing that freedom is part of our national conscience, we created a very special annual tribute. The flying of colorful kites respectfully honors all those who survived and those whose spirits have soared. 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. Individuals, organizations, businesses and community groups are invited to participate in the Tribute by actively flying or sponsoring kites. Come join us on Sunday September 11 in Long Beach, NY. For more information on Freedom Flight 9/11 visit, www.Freedomflight911.com or call organizer Joey A. at 516-456-1039.
Massapequa -- Candlelight Vigil
There will be a candlelight vigil in remembrance of 9/11 on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 7:00PM at Brady Park, Lake Shore Drive and Front Street, Massapequa Park. For more information, call 516-798-0244.
Nassau -- Concert of Remembrance
Musicians of the Long Island Conservatory present "A Concert of Remembrance," on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 5:00PM at the Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr. off Northern Boulevard, Roslyn Harbor. The $20 fee includes admission to the museum prior to the concert. Reserve at www .nassaumuseum.com or call 516-484-9338, ext. 12
New Hyde Park -- Community Service
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church hosts a community service at 7:30PM on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 600 New Hyde Park Rd., New Hyde Park. For more information, call 516-354-6956.
New York City -- World Trade Center Site Memorial Ceremony and Remembrance
At this year's memorial ceremony, the names of the victims killed at the World Trade Center will be read aloud by siblings of the victims during this year's commemoration ceremony at Ground Zero on September 11, 2005. The selection for the reading of names will be determined a lottery. In addition, victims' families will be allowed to descend into Ground Zero and gather at the footprints of the twin towers. The ceremony will conclude at noon, but the site will remain open to family members until 4 p.m. Siblings who wish to read names during the ceremony should call 212-442-8953 or email email@example.com. At sundown, the "Tribute in Light" will return for one night on September 11, in memory of those lost and as a symbol of the spirit of our community. The "Tribute in Light" will be located at a new site this year at West and Morris Streets in Lower Manhattan.
An outline of the commemoration event program is as follows:
Introduction of statewide moment of silence
Moment of silence (observance of time first plane struck North Tower)
(Houses of worship will toll their bells throughout the City)
Introduction of the reading of the names.
Siblings begin reading of names in pairs. The names will be read by the siblings of those lost. Each reader will read approximately 14 names. There will be approximately 100 pairs (200 readers) who will continue until all names are read.
Families may begin to descend ramp to the lowest level of the site.
Moment of silence (observance of time second plane struck South Tower)
Reading of names continues/music resumes
Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the South Tower)
Reading of names continues/music resumes
Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the North Tower)
Reading of names continues/music resumes
Reading of names concludes
Taps performed by two trumpeters (NYPD and FDNY)
Final music performance
An all-agency honor guard made up of individuals representing City, State, Federal and non-profit agencies including NYC Fire Department (FDNY), NYC Police Department (NYPD), Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) and representatives of the victim's families will participate in the ceremony.
New York City -- SouthWest NY Free Buffet
Richard Cohn and Abraham Merchant, co-owners of SouthWest NY, are grateful for the opportunity to again provide family members with a complimentary buffet on September 11, 2005, from 12:30-2:30PM. Please show either your Ground Zero credentials from the Mayor's office for entry into the Hospitality Suite. We are located at Two World Financial Center. Visit www.southwestny.com for more information or directions.
New York City -- NYC Remembers
NYC Remembers will be a week-long observance, beginning Saturday, September 10, 2005, marked by thousands of people throughout the area, along with businesses and other organizations, honoring those who gave so much on 9/11 by giving something back themselves through voluntary expressions of service and charity. One Day's Pay hopes to make NYC Remembers the single largest exhibit of volunteerism and charity in the city's history. For more information, contact David Paine at One Day's Pay at 212-613-4979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York City -- Voices of September 11 Information Forum and Commemorative Luncheon
Voices of September 11 invites you to its annual Information Forum and Commemorative Luncheon to mark the Fourth Anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Both events will be held at the Marriott Financial Center Hotel, 85 West Street, New York City adjacent to the WTC site. The Information Forum, which is open to September 11 families, survivors, and rescue workers, will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2005, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. The Forum will include an opportunity for attendees to meet with various service providers. Panel discussions will be held on related social, psychological, financial and legal issues to help meet the ongoing needs of all those affected by September 11. Again, we will provide break out sessions to connect parents, siblings, adult children, spouses, recovery workers, spouses of recovery workers and extended family members with each other. This year, children's activities will be available during Saturday's Information Forum.
The Commemorative Luncheon for the families of September 11 victims will be held Sunday, September 11, 2005, from 12:00 noon to 3:00PM, immediately following the Commemorative Events. In order to accommodate the large number of family members, we will have two dining rooms. The cost is $35 per adult and $15 per child. Space is limited and reservations are required. An updated schedule of events for both September 10 and 11 will be posted on the VOICES website, www.voicesofsept11.org. Rooms have been reserved at the Marriott Financial Center Hotel at a reduced rate of $179 and are available on a first-come first-served basis. To make reservations call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the special VOICES rate.
New York City -- September's Mission Evening of Remembrance
Join September's Mission on Friday evening, September 9, 2005, between 8 PM and midnight in remembrance of the 4th Anniversary and for the release of the 2005 9/11 Campaign commemorative poster that recognizes individual and corporate supporters who contributed to the campaign. This semi-formal dinner will take place at TORO Restaurant, 1 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, and will include fine dining, open bar, and music. Donation per person: $75/$100 couple or reserve a table for 6: $500 RSVP by August 31 via telephone at 888.424.4685 or via email at email@example.com. For more information about September's Mission, visit www.septembersmission.org.
New York City -- Interfaith Memorial Service
The New York Jewish Healing Center of Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services invites you to join them at the "Interfaith Memorial Service: Remembering Those Who Died on 9/11/01" on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 7:00PM-8:15 PM at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street, New York City. For more information, please call Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, LMSW, at 212-399-2320 ext. 215.
New York City -- Memorial Concert
The British Memorial Garden Trust is hosting a memorial concert on Sunday, September 11, 2005, at the New York City Police Museum, 100 Old Slip, New York. Visit www.britishmemorialgarden.org/events.html for more information.
New York City -- Search & Rescue and Service Dog Day
Join Families of September 11 (FOS11) at this event that will recognize heroes of the two- and four-legged variety as well as showcase all kinds of service dogs from guide and therapy to military, customs and companion dogs with an emphasis on Search and Rescue Dogs & Federal Service K-9s. In addition, Chief of Dept FDNY Peter Hayden will be honored as "Firefighter of the Year." The event is hosted by the Bear Search and Rescue Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to provide training, equipping, and transport of both canine and non-canine SAR teams across the country and to provide health care to all search and rescue (SAR) K-9s that worked at Ground Zero and the Pentagon after the 9/11 disaster. The event, which will feature a keynote speech by primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, will be held at the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, NYC Harbor Pier 86 (46th St.), on September 17, 2005, from 10:00AM-5:00AM. For more information, visit www.bearsearchandrescue.org.
New York City -- America's 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt
America's 9/11 Victim's Memorial Quilt will be on display for the first time in New York to provide families the opportunity to view this extraordinary memorial still under construction. The Memorial Quilt is an ongoing effort which began on 9/4/01, an exemplary mission to preserve the memory, life, and legacy of all heroes lost on 9/11 in a compassionate and dignified way, created by hundreds of citizens across the country. The memorial quilt will be dedicated to all 9/11 families upon completion. The quilt will be shown on September 10-11, 2005, at: Marriott Financial Center, 85 West Street. For more information, visit www.911memorialquilts.com.
New York City -- Forum of Communities for a Resilient Future
World Cares Center, Inc. invites you to take part in its September Exchange. This event seeks to pay tribute to the different communities affected by these terrible events. Through group discussions, a family fun day in the park, and other relaxing and rejuvenating activities, we will remember those who were lost in such tragic events. Events will take place from September 9-11, 2005 in New York City. For a complete list of activities, please visit www.worldcares.org. Please RSVP for all activities due to limited space availability to Laura Horowitz by at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-563-7570.
New York City -- 9/11 Day of Volunteering: Common Cents Penny Harvest
Students 4-14 across NYC are working to make this city a better place for all. Help Common Cents support their efforts through our annual Penny Harvest. Join us as we put together materials for delivery to over 900 schools: handbooks for teachers, leaflets for parents and penny bags and stickers for students! This will be a fun and informal opportunity where there will be the chance to speak to staff and learn more about our unique program's rich history and promising future. Hosting this event on 9/11 has special significance for the organization. In 2001, days after 9/11, Common Cents was asked by the Mayor to organize the Penny Harvest in all 1000 NYC schools to help students cope with the tragedy and have an outlet for positive action. In the largest student community service experience in the city's history, close to a million students yielded over $900,000: almost 200 tons of pennies! Following the Common Cents curriculum, students formed "Roundtables" to debate how best to distribute these funds to 9/11 relief efforts. We encourage volunteers to help us prepare for 2005's Penny Harvest, which we hope to be the largest ever! We welcome all individuals and small groups who wish to volunteer with us for this opportunity. If you have a group of 10-15 people, we can also accommodate groups on other days in early September. Please email email@example.com to schedule or call 212-PENNIES and ask for Jonathan.
New York City -- WTC Survivors' Network Anniversary Events
The World Trade Center Survivors' Network has organized several events to commemorate the fourth year anniversary of 9/11. Activities take place from September 7-13 in Manhattan and include a creative writing workshop, massage therapy, volunteer opportunities, and more. From 5-8PM on September 8, 2005, there will be the Second Annual Healing Community Concert and Healing Art Exposition at St. Andrew's, with a fundraiser supporting the American Red Cross in their efforts to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The art from those who participated in Janice Cilento's Healing Art Workshop will be shown. A remembrance barbeque will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2005, from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at 500 West 56th Street. An anniversary luncheon will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005, from 12:00PM to 6:00PM at St. Andrews' Church, 20 Cardinal Hayes Place. Post-Ceremony reflections with St. Vincent's WTC Healing Services will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2005, from 12:00PM to 2:00PM at St. Andrew's Church, 20 Cardinal Hayes Place. For a complete list of activities and a sign up sheet, please call Tania Head at 917-733-1649, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.survivorsnet.org.
New York City -- A Day of Remembrance for All
On Friday, September 9, from 10AM-3PM, Columbia University's Resiliency Program will be hosting a day of events in remembrance of the anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Children can enjoy crafts and music while adults can learn techniques for handling stress and talk about ways to keep connected with family and friends. All activities are free and refreshments will be served. The events will be held at 707 W 171st Street, Suite East, Ground Floor, between Haven Ave. and Ft. Washington Ave. For more information, please call 212-781-1046. Hablamos Español: Llámenos si quiere mas información, 212-781-1105.
New York City -- Launch of "On the Ground after September 11: Mental Health Responses and Practical Knowledge Gained"
This event will take place on Friday, September 9, 2005, from 1:30PM to 5:00PM at the Schimmel Auditorium at Pace University Downtown Manhattan, 1 Pace Plaza. For more information, contact Yael Danieli at 212-737-8524 or email email@example.com.
New York City -- 9/11 Commemoration Artwork Reception
There will be a reception for donation and installment of artwork in commemoration of 9/11 on Friday, September 9, 2005, 6:00PM at Bellevue Hospital, Chapel Hall, 462 First Avenue. For more information, contact James Saunders at 212-562-4516.
New York City -- Forum on Immigration and Employment Post 9/11
The forum will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2005, 3:00PM at RACCOON Space, 43-32 22nd Street, Suite 301, Long Island City, NY. For more information call 718-784-9121 or 646-275-2142 or visit http://www.balkansnet.org/prostor.html.
New York City -- Windows on the World Workers' Memorial
This event will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 8:30AM at Hudson River Park, Pier 26. For more information, contact Saru Jayaraman at 212-343-1771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York City -- "Hope for the Future" Saint Vincent's World Trade Center Healing Documentary
Saint Vincent's World Trade Center Healing Services invites you to the premiere showing of the documentary film "Hope for the Future" on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 2:30 at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street. "Hope for the Future" is a powerful short-film, directed by Howard Zuckerman and Marilyn Rosenberg, documenting the trauma and healing of high school students who were direct witnesses to the World Trade Center disaster. Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers (SVCMC) World Trade Center Healing Services filmed these students, who used art therapy and counseling as part of the healing process. Dr. Spencer Eth, Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services, SVCMC and Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry of New York Medical College will introduce the film and answer questions afterward. For more information, contact Dr. Carole Patterson, Clinical Coordinator 212-346-2582.
New York City -- Commemoration Concerts
There will be concerts in commemoration of the events of Sept. 11, started by the September Concert Foundation. More than 700 artists will perform, including this year's anthem for peace, "I Can See Clearly Now," by Johnny Nash. The event begins at 3:00PM on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at public venues including Lincoln Center Plaza - Milstein Plaza, Morningside Park, Washington Square Park, Central Park, Union Square Park, Madison Square Park, Battery Park, the Cathedral of St. Patrick and the British Memorial Garden. It continues until 11:00PM at coffeehouses, restaurants and music clubs throughout New York City.
New York City -- "The Fallen 9/11" Play
Robert Marese's play about the experiences of two men at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, through Sept. 24, Theatre 315, 315 W. 47th St., $20, Shows at 8 p.m. daily, plus a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturdays. For more information, call 212-868-4444.
New York City -- In Remembrance of 9/11: A Screening of September 12th
Screening of the play that asks the question "Where were you when it happened?" This event will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 2:00PM at the Lighthouse Theatre, 111 E. 59th St. For more information, call 718-833-7374.
New York City --Walking Tour
The "Remembering the World Trade Center and 9/11 and other acts of war in New York City," walking tour will meet at 10:30AM, 1:00PM. and 3:30PM at Blimpie's Restaurant, 38 Park Row between Spruce and Beekman streets,across from City Hall Park. For more information, visit www.nycwalks.com or call 888-377-4455.
New York City -- 9/11 Commemoration Performance
The Ahn Trio string ensemble performs a concert commemorating the events of Sept. 11, at 4:00PM and 7:00PM on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at The Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. The concert benefits Korean-American community groups in New York City. For more information, call 646-247-7035.
New York City -- Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk
Follow the footsteps of firefighter Stephen Siller, on Sunday, September 25,2005. For more information, visit www.tunneltotowersrun.org or call 718-987-1931.
New York City -- Festival of Sacred Music
The choir, under the director of conductor William K. Trafka, performs "Requiem, Op. 48," in observance of the fourth anniversary of the September 11th tragedy, at 11:00AM on Sunday, St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Avenue and 51st Street. For more information, call 212-378-0222.
New York City -- Interfaith Prayer Service
There will be a prayer service to honor the 60th anniversary of the United Nations and remember the victims of the September 11th attacks on Tuesday, September 13, 2005, 8:30AM at St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Avenue and 51st Street. For more information, call 212-685-4242.
Oceanside -- Service of Remembrance
The Oceanside Interfaith Council will host a service on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 4:00PM on Schoolhouse Green at Foxhurst Rd., Oceanside. They will be planting a tree in memory of the victims.
Oceanside -- 9/11 Commemoration
Rabbi Mark Greenspan of the Oceanside Jewish Center presides at a service conducted by the Oceanside Interfaith Council in memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and subsequently in conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, 4:00PM Sunday, Schoolhouse Green, Foxhurst Road, Oceanside. For more information, call 516-764-8380.
Orange County -- The 4th Anniversary September 11th Memorial Services
Orange County was home to 44 victims of the attack on the World Trade Center. Jim Taylor of Taylor Recycling Facility (who assisted in the recovery efforts at Staten Island by creating the conveyor system) was the primary contributor to building a memorial to the victims. Dedicated in October 2002, the memorial consists of a granite globe revolving on running water centered around bronze plaques identifying each of the Orange County victims. The entire memorial is located in the beautiful gardens of the Arboretum. The Memorial Service will be on September 11, 2005, 5:30PM at the Arboretum at Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Route 416, Montgomery, NY 12549. For more information, visit http://orangecountygov.entrexp.com/orgMain.asp?orgid=96&sID=&storyID=962 or contact Paula M. Gorton at 845-457-4902 or Bill Bratton at email@example.com.
Oyster Bay -- Memorial Dedication in Oyster Bay
Join Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto as he unveils the monument inscribed with the names of Town of Oyster Bay residents lost in the tragedy, as well as a steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Tobay Beach, Ocean Parkway east of Jones Beach, off Wantagh Parkway, Massapequa. There will be bagpipe music, as well as vocal performances and religious readings. In addition, the names of the Town of Oyster Bay residents inscribed on the memorial will be read. For more information, call 516-797-7900.
Point Lookout -- 9/11 Sunrise Memoriam
Join the Hempstead Town Board, reverend clergy, and fellow Americans for an ecumenical service of remembrance on the fourth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The open-air sunrise service at 7:30AM will include a beachfront ceremony with a silent vigil by the waters of the Atlantic. All in attendance will be invited to participate in the memorial program by writing messages or thoughts on a memento provided by the town. These items will then stand together at the base of a monument created by renowned floral designers, Spitz & Peck. Location: Town Park Point Lookout, Lido Blvd., Point Lookout, New York. At 2:30PM on September 11, 2005, there will be an afternoon memorial service at Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, New York.
Port Washington -- Donate to Remember Blood Drive
The Port Washington Rotary Club will conduct a blood drive, "Donate to Remember," on Sunday, September 11, 2005 from 10:00AM to 3:30PM at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main Street, Port Washington. For more information, call 516-767-2134.
Queens -- "Reflections, Remembrance and Renewal: A Celebration of Our Resiliency in Commemoration of 9/11"
There will be music and dance performances on Sunday, September 11, 2005 from 2:00PM to 4:30 PM at three Queens Borough Public Library branches, 35-51 81st St., Jackson Heights; Central Library at 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; and 41-17 Main St., Flushing. For more information, call 718-990-0705.
Queens -- Queens Borough President Helen Marshall Memorial Service
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, September 10, 2005 for the families of 76 Queens firefighters who died on 9/11, at St. Michael's Cemetery at 12:30PM.
Queens -- 9/11 Tribute Concert
Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) and the Queens Jewish Community Council present a 9/11 Tribute Concert in recognition of the bravery of the Queens Hatzolah ambulance corps and all of its volunteers. Featuring Shloime Dachs, Avi, David and Donny of The Chevra, Ooshe Shur. Music by the Nashoma Orchestra. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The concert will be on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 7:00PM at the Colden Center at Queens College, Kissena Blvd. and the LIE. For more information, call (718) 544-9033.
Ridgewood -- Memorial Concert
The Concert Choir, along with the Music Students' Chamber Choir of Aalborg University, Denmark, honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, in a memorial concert, on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 6:30PM at St. Matthias Church, 58-15 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood. For more information, call 718-847-9434.
Smithtown-- Reflections of 9-11
Richard Green, local photographer and a worker at the clean-up site, presents an exhibition, "Reflections of 9-11" highlighting the aftermath and subsequent memorials to the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that were erected temporarily and permanently in various locations. This exhibition will be on display through September at the Smithtown Library, 1 N. Country Rd., Smithtown. For more information call 631-265-2072.
Staten Island -- The 4th Annual Joseph A. Ianelli Memorial Golf Outing
We lost our beloved Joe when America was attacked on September 11, 2001. Out of a tremendous need to honor and remember him, his family and friends have created The Joseph A. Ianelli Memorial Fund, which provides financial assistance to needy students each year at The Monsignor Farrell High School, as well as support to other charitable organizations. In support of the Fund, please join us on Thursday, September 29th, 2005, at the South Shore Country Club for a round of golf followed by dinner. If you are not a golfer, we would love to have you with us for dinner at the club. Whatever you decide, rest assured that you will be supporting Joe's legacy and contributing to a very worthy cause -- not to mention joining Joe's family and friends for a great day of fun. All proceeds will benefit the Joseph A. Ianelli Memorial Fund. For more information please visit us at www.josephianelli.org.
Staten Island -- Community Commemoration
Please join Project Hospitality and Where To Turn at a Staten Island September 11 community commemoration on Saturday, September 10, 2005, 5:00PM on the Esplanade at the Postcard Memorial, the Waterfront by Richmond County Yankee Stadium (Richmond Terrace and Hamilton Avenue). A light supper reception will follow and precede a 9/11 memorial mass at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church at 7:30PM, 53 St. Mark’s Place, Staten Island, NY. For more information, call 718-448-1544 ext. 134 or 347-273-1371.
Westchester -- Westchester County September 11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony
Westchester County Executive Andrew J. Spano, the County Board of Legislators and the Friends of Westchester County Parks invite you to join them at a ceremony to dedicate the "Circle of Remembrance" portion of "The Rising" Westchester County September 11 Memorial. The Circle of Remembrance portion of the Memorial bears the names of those Westchester residents who died in the tragedies and a quotation about them provided by their families. This event will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2005, from 2:00PM to 3:00PM at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY. For more information about "The Rising" visit http://www.friendsofwestchesterparks.com/TheRising.htm.
Hickory -- Memorial Service
There will be a memorial service down in Hickory, North Carolina on September 11, 2005. If anyone would like more information, please contact Dorothy Tracchi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 732-297-0759.
Medina -- 9/11 Ride to Pentagon
There will be a motorcycle ride to the Pentagon to honor those lost on September 11. This ride will be held on Friday, September 9, 2005, at 8:00AM to Sunday, September 11, 2005. Participants will ride from Medina, OH, to Washington, DC. For more information contact either Angelo Carile at 440-376-1500 or John "KIKS" Kikol at 440-327-6966, email@example.com.
Corvallis -- 9/11 Memorial Tapestry and Concert
The tragedy of September 11, 2001, is a moment in history most of us will not forget. To many artists from around the world, the emotions of this time have taken on texture, shape, and color as they participate in creating a collaborative art piece. This piece, called the 9/11 Memorial Tapestry, was conceived by a Pasadena tapestry weaver, Monique Lehman. The piece has been traveling around the world and has been shown all over the United States and in Italy and Poland. From August 18 to September 17, 2005, this traveling exhibit will be on display in the Main Gallery of ArtCentric, home of Corvallis Arts Center in Corvallis, Oregon. ArtCentric is its first Northwest venue, thanks in large part to the Corvallis Handweavers and Spinners Guild. On Sunday, September 11, 2005, at 4:00PM, ArtCentric will present a musical performance by the a cappella group Absolute and special guests. Their performance will include an original song, written by member Julie Williams, which was inspired by the images of September 11. Call 541-754-1551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Honesdale -- Memorial Dedication
The 9/11 Memorial dedication will take place in front of the Dimick Building (Court Street between 9th and 10th Street) on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 2:00PM. For more information, contact Julliann Doyle at email@example.com or John Gilleeny at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-689-0744.
Lower Makefield -- 9/11 Remembrance Service
A remembrance service will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005. There will be a reading of 9-11 victims’ names, patriotic hymns, prayers and special readings from 8:46 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Arise! 2005…A day to remember and renew will be from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Woodside Presbyterian Church, 1667 Edgewood Road, Yardley. Remembrance lights will be visible from 8:00 – 11:00pm on September 9, 10, and 11 at the Garden of Reflection Memorial Park, Woodside Road, Lower Makefield, PA. For more information, visit www.9-11memorialgarden.org.
Lower Makefield -- Second Annual 9-11 Memorial Golf Classic
The Garden of Reflection is dedicated to the 17 Bucks County residents and will honor the 3000 victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The Garden will be a place where one can visit a living testimony of hope and courage, a place to renew a promise to move forward with strength and joy, building a quality life for family, community, country and the world. Created on the edge of land that is preserved in perpetuity, and surrounded by fields where children will play, the Garden of Reflection celebrates new beginnings. This second annual 9/11 Memorial Golf Classic will help fund the Garden of Reflection. This event is sponsored by Sovereign Bank and will be held on Monday, September 26, 2005, at the Makefield Highlands Golf Club, 1418 Woodside Road, Lower Makefield, PA 19067. For more information, visit www.makefieldhighlandsgolf.com or call 215-321-7000. For information on the Garden of Reflection, visit www.9-11MemorialGarden.org.
Mont Alto -- Penn State Mont Alto September 11 Memorial Planting
The Forestry Club wanted to honor the tragic events of 9/11 in the form of a living memorial. These trees were dedicated in memory of lives lost and there is nothing quite like it on campus. The planting is special because it was initiated by a student group and the plants selected were chosen to offer a bloom all year long. The diversity of the plants represents that lives were lost all over the world. The Forestry Club intends to hold a ceremony on the anniversary of 9/11 each year at 1 Campus Drive, Mont Alto, Pennsylvania, 17237. For more information, email email@example.com.
Shanksville -- Memorial Ceremony
The following information is provided to better plan your visit to the Flight 93 Temporary Memorial on Skyline Road, Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, the week leading up to September 11, 2005. Please visit http://www.flight93memorialproject.org/ for more information.
September 8 and 9: The Temporary Memorial is open to the public from dawn to dusk as usual. Access may be limited during certain times of the day due to preparations for September 11.
September 10: The Temporary Memorial is open to the public from dawn until 6 PM. The Memorial is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AFTER 6:00 PM ON THIS DAY.
September 11: The Temporary Memorial is open from dawn to dusk. Access to the Temporary Memorial is from Lambertsville Road ONLY; NOT FROM Buckstown Road. Public parking is available on Skyline Road approximately 100 yards west of and uphill from the Memorial. Handicapped accessible parking with a valid permit is at the Temporary Memorial lot.
The public is invited to the Commemoration Ceremony, "Designed to Honor," which will be held down the hill from the Temporary Memorial on Skyline Road at the gravel pad where other ceremonies have been held in the past. The following information is important for the public to keep in mind: Continuous public shuttles will run between the public parking lot, the temporary memorial, and the Ceremony Tent beginning at 8:00 AM; The Ceremony is from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The public should plan to be at the Ceremony Tent no later than 9:15 AM. NO SHUTTLES WILL RUN DURING THE SERVICE; The Ceremony will include the traditional reading of the names of the passengers and crew, tolling of the bells, music, and brief remarks; And small folding chairs are permitted. NO COOLERS OR BACKPACKS. There is a designated area adjacent to the temporary memorial for any person or group that is planning their own personal ceremonial tribute.You must call ahead to 814-443-4557.
Shanksville -- Flight 93 Memorial Chapel
A FOS11 member asked us to remind families as they travel this summer to please include the Chapel when they go to the Shanksville crash site. She writes, "The Rev Al Macherino has done a most wonderful job in restoring an old building to a glorious monument for the 40 on Flight 93; my only daughter among them." Visit www.Flt93memorialchapel.org or call 814-444-1935, 814-444-8339 for more information.
Tannersville -- Memorial Service
There will be a memorial service on Sunday, September 11, 2005, 8:30AM at the United Way of Monroe County, Route 715 and Warner Road. For more information, contact Christiana Sulinski at 570-629-5657.
Vienna -- The Mark McGinly Scholarship Golf Classic
An absolutely wonderful young member of our community was lost on September 11, 2001. Mark McGinly, a resident of Vienna and a product of the Vienna School and sports systems, was sitting at his desk in the World Trade Center when the terrorist attacks hit. Mark was such an inspiration to so many that his parents have established the Mark McGinly Memorial Scholarship Fund in his name. Every year, Northern Virginia high school seniors who best represent the characteristics so apparent in Mark and many others lost on September 11, 2001 will receive scholarships. These scholarships are for seniors who are good students and good athletes. To support the scholarship fund, we invite you to participate in the golf classic, dinner and auction, or simply join us for the dinner and auction. On behalf of all of Mark's family and friends, we thank you in advance for your generous response. The event will be held on Monday, September 26, 2005 at Westwood Country Club, www.westwoodcc.com, 800 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA 22180 Tel: 703-938-2300. Visit www.mcginlyscholarship.org/annual-event.htm for more information.
9/11 Ride to Pentagon
There will be a motorcycle ride to the Pentagon to honor those lost on September 11. This ride will be held on Friday, September 9, 2005, at 8:00AM to Sunday, September 11, 2005. Participants will ride from Medina, OH, to Washington, DC. For more information contact either Angelo Carile at 440-376-1500 or John "KIKS" Kikol at 440-327-6966, firstname.lastname@example.org.
America Supports You Freedom Walk
The walk will allow citizens the opportunity to remember the victims of Sept. 11, honor American service members, past and present, and commemorate freedom. America Supports You is a nationwide program launched by the Defense Department to recognize citizens' support for American military men and women and communicate that support to members of the armed forces at home and abroad. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 11 in the Pentagon South Parking lot, near the site where the airliner crashed into the building. The walk route will consist of a two-mile journey by Arlington National Cemetery, over the Potomac River, and will end by the reflecting pool on the National Mall, where a free musical tribute featuring country music star Clint Black will take place. The walk will include many of the major monuments in Washington, D.C., reminding participants of the sacrifices of this generation and of each previous generation that have so successfully defended our freedoms. Those wishing to participate in the Freedom Walk can register online by visiting www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil
DC Unity Walk
On September 11, 2005, there will be a DC Unity Walk as churches, synagogues, gurdwaras and mosques open their doors together in peace, healing and understanding from Washington Hebrew Congregation to the Islamic Center, with a continuation to the Gandhi Memorial. Visit www.dcunitywalk.com for more information.
Our Voices Together Launch Event
Our Voices Together invites all 9/11 families to its launch event on September 11, 2005, in Washington, DC. A new non-profit, non-partisan organization, Our Voices Together strives to enhance the efforts of families and friends of people directly affected by terrorism as they engender some good out of tragedy. Our Voices Together uses our collective voices and resources to support and encourage worthwhile international projects, foster goodwill and promote understanding. In so doing, we provide one way of honoring those who have lost their lives to terrorist acts. We partner with non-profits working in the areas of international development, education, and interfaith dialogue. Our online Virtual Gift Shop raises funds for international projects specifically chosen to honor the lives of loved ones. For more information or for details on the launch event, please visit the www.ourvoicestogether.org or call 202-223-0080.
United in Memory 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt
The United in Memory 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt will be on exhibit for the first time ever in Washington, DC. The 16,000 square foot quilt, a global undertaking of more than 3000 volunteers in 18 countries, is dedicated to the victims of September 11, 2001. Each and every victim of the attacks on the World Trade Center Towers I and II, the Pentagon, and the passengers and crew of American Airlines Flights 11 and 77 and United Airlines Flights 93 and 175 has been memorialized. The quilt stretches more than a quarter of a mile long and will be on display at George Washington University's Charles E. Smith Athletic Center, 600 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037-2727, on Friday, September 9, 2005, through Sunday, September 11, 2005, from 11AM to 5PM with a VIP Opening Ceremony for survivors, family and friends of victims and survivors, dignitaries, and the press on the evening of Thursday, September 8, 2005 (time to be determined). If you plan to attend the VIP Opening, please RSVP to email@example.com with who will be attending as well as the number of guests you will be bringing. In addition, if family members want a picture or something in writing added to their loved one's block, they should bring it with them to the exhibit (please contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org). For any further questions, please visit the website at www.unitedinmemory.net or call 562-391-1080. The exhibit is free to the public.