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Local 9/11 Memorial Events
Many events are scheduled around the valley to commorate the 10th Anniverary of the 9/11 attacks. A listing of those events can be found here.
Never Forget 9/11 Memorial Walk -- 7am at the Chase Bank Tower (201 N. Central Avenue) with a walk to Central & Jefferson at CityScape. Then a Memorial Event wil be held at CityScape with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and the City Council starting at 8am. The event is free -- for futher details phoenix.gov/fire For details
Day of Remeberance - 1pm reading of 9/11 victims' names at the Scottsdale Center for the Preforming Arts atrium and a candlelight vigil at 6pm with speakers and music in the center's Virginia G. Piper Theatre. The event is free -- for further details scottsdaleaz.gov -- Location: 7380 E. Second Street in Scottsdale.
Healing Field Tribute - Flags paying tribute to 9/11 victims. Readings of the names of the first responders who died in the attacks will begin at 5:46am at Tempe Beach Park (Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway) -- later in the morning and into the afternoon, the public is invited to join in the reading of all the victims' names. A candlelight vigil is planned for 7pm. Flags will be on display from 5am to 11pm. The event is free -- for futher details tempe.gov/events/healingfield
9/11 Tribute in Chandler - Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshreny will be the keynote speaker at 7pm. The Chandler Fire Department, honor guard and pipes & drums will participate at the American Legion Post #35 (2240 W. Chandler Blvd). The event is free.
9/11 Tribute in Surprise - The Surprise Fire and Police departmetns will pay tribute to public-safety officials who died in the 9/11 attacks at the Circular drive East of City Hall (16000 N. Civic Center Plaza). A memorial made from steel from one of the World Trade Center towers will be unveiled at 8:30am. A procession with an honor guard and bell ringing is planned. The event is free - for futher details surpriseaz.gov
#911MomentofSilence - Join the Town of Gilbert on Facebook and Twitter as we remind people of each #911MomentofSilence – retweet those moments so that we collectively can hear the silence as we remember those lost, and pay the tribute deserved by the heroes that rushed into the buildings, risking their lives to change ours. 9/11 Memorial dedication begins at 8am -- for further details gilbertaz.gov
9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance - The City of Mesa is participating in 10th Anniversary Tribute Projects with a playground build next to Fire Station 218, 845 N. Alma School Rd. Volunteers are helping to build a playground, distribute fire safety information and paint curb numbers. For photos from Mayor Smith's Twitter feed, click HERE.
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