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September-11 Memorial Events 

The following is a selection of memorial events marking the one-year anniversary of the Spet.11 terrorist attacks. The listing is by no means complete, but it does reflect the spirit of the anniversary. Note: Descriptions are abbreviated and kept at a minimum to allow more listings and some websites may not exist after the anniversary. 

September 5, 2002

Requiem 9/11, in Ottawa, a multimedia dance and choral staging of Verdi's Requiem is presented at the National Arts Centre, on September 5 and 7, 2002. The 90-minute production, billed as "a performance for peace," involves the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and a 70-member chorus from the Ottawa Lyra Opera. For more information, visit the National Arts Centre Web site at www.nac-cna.ca/en/index.cfm.

September 6, 2002

11 a.m.: joint session of congress in federal hall, 26 Wall St., Manhattan.
Noon: Congress walks to the Regent Wall Street Hotel for lunch hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
2:15 p.m.: Congressional wreath laying at Ground Zero.

The U.S. Congress shows its support for the residents of New York City and holds a symbolic session there. This session marks the first Congressional Session held in the city since 1789 when the nation's first Congress met in New York. Congressional Members meet in the Federal Hall in the morning. Mayor Michael Bloomberg hosts a luncheon for the Members before all attend a memorial ceremony at the site of the World Trade Center.

September 7, 2002

Noon: Opening of “These Men of Conscience”, a one-hour documentary on New York City firefighters; Quad Cinema, 34 W.13th St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Manhattan.
1:30-4:30p.m.: The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund sponsors forum for South  Asia, Muslim, Arab and Filipino communities on Sept. 11 backlash issues; Council of Pakistan Organization, 1081 Coney Island Ave., Midwood, Brooklyn.

4-6 p.m.: More than 350 artists from around the world unveil collaborative art project, “Unity Canvas,” to commemorated 9/1; Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, 135 Broadway, Brooklyn.   

September 8 , 2002

10 a.m.: The Islamic Center of Long Island holds a memorial program at 835 Brush Hollow Rd. in Westbury. 

12:30 p.m.: Films, “Circling Zero: We See Absence,”  “ In Memoriam: New York City,  9/11,”  3:00 p.m.: “Seven Days in September,” 4:30 p.m.: at the American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue and 36th Street, Astoria.

2:30 p.m.: International Cultures Parade, Madison Avenue, form 41st to 27th streets.

5 p.m. Stand Up New York Rally at Union Square Park, Broadway and 14th street, Manhattan.

6:30 p.m.: A silent, on-mile procession of police officers, firefighters, EMS offices, and citizens –each carrying a poster baring a victim’s name. A memorial service and candlelight vigil; march at Third Avenue from 86th to 101st streets; service and vigil at John Paul Jones Park, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

8:00 a.m.: Candlelight vigil, at Astoria park, World War I Memorial Monument, Shore Boulevard, Astoria.   

September 9, 2002

8a.m. to 6.p.m.: The New York Academy of Medicine hosts conference examining the physical, mental and environmental impact of 9/11; New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave., at 103rd Street, Manhattan.

Noon: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences hosts “9/11 to 9/11: A Tribute to News professionals,” a luncheon recognizing television journalists who covered Sept. 11 attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.; Essex House, Central park South, Manhattan

8 a.m.: Nassau County 9/11 Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Ceremony. At the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Memorial Park, Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, East Meadow.   

A Concert for America 2002 is hosted at the Kennedy Center by The White House, including the National Symphony Orchestra, pop and classical musicians, as well as poets and playwrights. The Kennedy Center's Web site is at http://www.kennedycenter.com/.

September 10, 2002 

9:30 a.m.: Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits two chalkboards used by firefighters who were dispatched to the World Trade Center from the nearby Engine Company 22 and ladder Company 13; 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan.

10 a.m. –6 p.m.: “The City Resilient: Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz” opens at the Museum City of New York, 1220 fifth Ave., Manhattan. Through Nov. 3.

6 p.m.: Town of Brookhaven’s Ceremony of Remembrance and Renewal at the Brookhaven Amphitheater and Cultural Center, of South Bicycle Path, off County Road 83, Farmingville. Grounds open at 6 p.m.; events will stat at 7 p.m.

September 11, 2002

1-3a.m.: Bagpipe and drum processions from each of New York City’s five boroughs begin marching, two at a time, in relays toward the World Trade Center site.

8:30 a.m.: Ceremony of remembrance, at New York University, Gould Plaza, 44 w.4th St.

8:46 a.m.: New York City’s official memorial services starts with a citywide moment of silence. Gov. George Pataki reads the Gettysburg’s Address. Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani reads the names of people killed or missing in the World Trade Center attack. The memorial concludes with a second moment of silence at 10:28 a.m., the time the second tower collapsed.

9 a.m. – 9p.m.: “The Day Our World Changed: Children’s Art of 9/11” opens at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. Free

11 a.m.: Michael Oliver, the Lord Mayor of London, presents  Trinity Church, two blocks from the WTC site, with a bell in memory of those who died on Sept. 11 during daylong commemorative program.

Noon: 9/11 Helping Hand Foundation walk-a-thon from Battery Parks’s Verrazano Statue to Central Park. $100 per walker to benefit small business relief.

1 and 3 p.m.: Film, “In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01”, at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.

2 p.m.: Prot Authority of New York and New Jersey holds Interfaith Remembrance Service honoring Port Authority employees and staff members killed Sept.11; Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr. Manhattan.

4:30 p.m.: President George W. Bush lays a wreath at Ground Zero.

6:30 p.m.: The New York Public Library’s New Amsterdam Branch, three blocks from the WTC site, presents “Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets”; 9 Murray St.

7 p.m.: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and various heads of state will light an eternal flame in Battery Park, at site of the temporary trade center memorial.

7 p.m.: Candlelighting with music by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Stuyvesant High School Concert Chorus, on the Great Lawn, Central Park.

8:30 a.m.: Village of Roslyn’s Remembrance Day Ceremony. Held by members of the Roslyn Fire Rescue and Village of Roslyn officials. At the Ellen E. Ward Clock Tower, downtown Roslyn.

8:30 a.m.: Town of Hempstead’s 9/11 Memoriam. A beachfront ecumenical service and remembrance. At the town park in Point Lookout, Lido Boulevard.

8:30 a.m.: Town of North Hempstead’s Commemorative Ceremony. Silent reflection and poetry readings. On the steps of Town Hall, 220 Plandome Rd., Manhasset.

8:30 a.m.: Village of East Hampton’s Memorial. A brief service on the Hook Mill Green. American flags will be flown at half-staff.

Noon, 6 p.m.: Southampton and Southold American Legion Patriot Day commemorations. Houses of worship will ring their bells at 8:45 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:43 a.m. and 10 a.m. In Southold there will be a commemoration at the American Legion Post 803, Main Road and Tuckers lane. A ceremony will be held at the Agawam Park, Southampton village.

8:46 a.m.: Town of Southampton’s Memorial. Town of facials and residents will gather outside of Town Hall. There will  be a wreath laying, lowering of the flag, and a short memorial program. The address is 116 Hampton Rd.

10:30 a.m.: Remembrance Ceremony at American Legion Post 1273. At 3484 park Ave., Wantagh.

Noon: A “ Day of Reflection” in Roosevelt. Muslims will speak about the effect of Sept. 11 on their community. Held by The Long Island Muslim Community group. At the Roosevelt Media Center, 35 Deveboise Ave.

3:45 p.m.: Village of Hempstead’s memorial Observance. A plaque is dedicated in the memory of four Village of Hempstead residents who were 9/11 victims. Event is held across from village hall, at 99 Nichols Ct.

4 p.m.: Bohemia Fire Department World Trade Center Memorial and Candlelight Vigil. At 950 Peal St., Bohemia.

6:15 p.m.: Coast Guard Auxiliary Parade of Ships. Ships form opposite the Babylon Village Pool in West Islip. During the procession, which goes under the Robert Moses Causeway, the shops shine their spotlights to the sky, before dropping memorial reeds in the Great South Bay. All boaters welcome.

6:30 p.m.: Town of Babylon’s Remembrance Service and Candlelight vigil. In front of the Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst.

6:30 p.m.; Village of Minneola 9/11 Memorial. Residents gather for a ceremony in Memorial Park on Marcellus Road.

7 p.m.: East Meadow Fire District, 197 East Meadow Ave., A video presentation, memorial prayers and a candlelight vigil, followed by an interfaith service at St. Raphael’s Church at 8:15P.m., 600 Newbridge Rd.

7:30 p.m.: Levittown American Legion Remembrance. Levittown’s American Legion Post 1711 remembrance get-together and candlelight vigil, Town of Hempstead’s Veteran’s Memorial park, Hempstead Turnpike.

7:30 p.m.: Town of Riverhead Memorial. Together with the Riverhead Council of Churches, the Riverhead town board holds a memorial ceremony in the Riverhead High Scholl auditorium on Harrison Avenue.

7:30 p.m.: Village of Huntington’s Worship Service, at the Central Presbyterian Church of 240 main St.

7:30 p.m.: Candlelight vigil at Mitchell Park, Front Street, Greenport. 

8 p.m.: Town of Oyster Bays Interfaith Gathering. At the John J. Burns Town park, on Merrick Road in Massapequa.   

A mourning ceremony at Ground Zero that begins with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., when the first plane struck the WTC. 

A reading of the victims' names is started by former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in the evening. 

New Yorkers unites in parks throughout the city's five boroughs in a show of unity to commemorate the tragic day. The evening's events include musical tributes and large-screen video link-ups between the various locations—further symbolizing unity among New Yorkers. Information updates can be found on the Web by clicking http://www.nyc.gov/

A three-day theater marathon at New York's Town Hall. Writers, directors and performers "reflect upon and respond to the tragic events of September 11." Three evening performances of 50 new plays and songs. On September 11, a matinee performance includes works written by children closely affected by the attacks. More than 40 writers, directors and actors participated in the event include Matthew Broderick, Cynthia Nixon, Frank Langella and Sarah Jessica Parker. Net proceeds donated to the New York Children's Foundation. The event's Web site is at http://www.bravenewworldarts.com/.

The New York Yankees is playing a home game with the Baltimore Orioles and staging a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks. As part of the pre-game ceremony, the Yankees unveils a granite monument in Monument Park dedicated to the victims. visit the Yankees' Web site at http://www.yankees.com/.

A memorial service at the Pentagon. The Army Corps of Engineers' dedication of the rebuilt section of the Pentagon. A large sign erected at the crash site that reads: "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. President George W. Bush, September 11, 2001." The Army Corps of Engineers has also opened a design competition for a Pentagon attack memorial. The competition is open to anyone, and organizers have already received thousands of entries from around the nation and the globe prior to 9-11, 2002. Competition guidelines are posted on the Pentagon's Web site at http://memorialcompetition.pentagon.mil/

Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the small community where hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed hosts a memorial called A Time of Honor and Hope at the Stonycreek Township crash site. Relatives of nearly all those who died aboard United Flight 93 are in attendance. The ceremony includes performances by the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and the 2nd Marine Corps Aircraft Wing Band and Honor Guard. A 2,000-pound bell tolls 40 times in honor of the passengers and crew.  The event's Web site is at http://www.flt93memorial.org/.

The White House's A Concert for America 2002 is televised nationwide by NBC, First Lady Laura Bush and news anchor Tom Brokaw hosting the event. 

The National Museum of American History opens a commemorative exhibition of artifacts, images and stories from the World Trade Center (WTC), the Pentagon and the United Airlines flight 93 crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, including such items as a piece of twisted metal from the WTC, a charred bit of concrete from the Pentagon, and an apron from Nino's Restaurant in New York covered with patches from the rescue crews at Ground Zero, a five-minute video on the attacks hosted by ABC's Peter Jennings and a place for visitors to record their own memories. The exhibit, titled September 11, 2001: Bearing Witness to History, opens from September 11, 2002 to January 11, 2003. Starting September 11, 2002, a Web-based companion to the exhibit is available at http://americanhistory.si.edu/September11. The museum's Web site is at http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/.

The organization, An American Quilt, working with those who lost loved ones in the September 11 terrorist attacks created a large memorial quilt, similar in size and scale to the well-known AIDS Quilt.  For more information, visit online at http://www.anamericanquilt.com/.

The Memoria Project, a tribute to all the 9/11 terrorist attack victims, is unveiled in Sandy Hook National Park in New Jersey,  created by sculptor Stephen Shaheen: Two 13-foot-tall columns of white marble crowned with two human figures hunched in grief and surrounded with five black-granite blocks inscribed with the names of all the victims of the attacks. For more information, visit the Memoria Project's Web site at http://www.memoriaproject.com/.

A charity game organized by FIFA, the international soccer organization, and the United States Major League Soccer association at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Proceeds from the event benefiting victims of the tragedy. 

The city committees of the Bossier City-Shreveport area of Louisiana dedicates the Bossier City Liberty Garden, a memorial to the victims of September 11. Designed by Monroe landscape architect Janet Wells, the Liberty Garden is part of the national Keep America Beautiful effort to honor those who died September 11. The memorial, erected at Bossier City Hall, includes eight towering glass-filled, gas-flame-lit Plexiglas pillars. Money for the project came from the sale of 2,000 individually engraved bricks to be used in the memorial; along with corporate and in-kind support. 

Two 10-foot-long steel girders pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center are fashioned into a memorial in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  For more information, visit the Oak Ridge High School, Student Council September 11 National Memorial Plan Web site at http://www.wtcsteel.org/.

Austin, Texas: a firefighters' memorial service at the Old Fire Training Tower on the north shore of Town Lake, a public memorial service at the Police Memorial on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol, a memorial parade on Congress Avenue and a candlelight vigil on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol. For more information, visit the Travis County Sheriff's Law Enforcement Association Web site at http://www.tcslea.org/.

A formal dedication ceremony for the tree plantings by Arlington County, Virginia, a joint tree-planting initiative to commemorate the victims and heroes of September 11. A living memorial to the victims and heroes of September 11 will be created when 368 mature, 6-to-10-foot trees are planted on private and public properties of the County. 

September 12, 2002 

6:30 p.m.: Town of Huntington’s Interfaith Candle light Vigil. In the Chapin Rainbow Theatre of the Hecksher Park. 

September 14, 2002 

11 a.m.-2.a.m.: Greater Calverton Civic Association World Trade Center Memorial. Dedication of a memorial at Riley Ave. and Edwards Ave., north of Route 2, in Calverton.   

A volunteer committee of members from yacht clubs has organized an event called Sail for America, scheduled for September 14, 2002. Thousands of sailboats from across the country will converge on New York Harbor. For more information, visit the event's Web site at http://www.sailforamerica.com/.

September 15, 2002

Dedication ceremony by The Park and Recreation Department of Orange County, New York, A Remembrance Walkway and Gardens. Part of the support for the project was donated by Taylor Recycling; the company that sorted through the ruins of the World Trade Center. For more information, visit the County's Web site at http://www.co.orange.ny.us/.





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