Here are a few of the major events and memorial services that will take place on 9/11, 2011 around the country.
Washington, D.C.: Those who died in the attack at the Pentagon will be honored at a ceremony of 700 people, including family members of the deceased and members of the military. It will take place at the Pentagon Memorial, which opened in 2008.
New York City: The 9/11 Memorial will officially open on Sept. 11 with a ceremony for victims’ families at Ground Zero. The Memorial will then open to the public on the next day for visitors who reserved passes in advance. On Sept. 10, Community Board 1 will hold Hands Across Lower Manhattan, an event on the West Side Waterfront.
More 9/11 events in New York City click here.
Shanksville, Pa.: A commemorative service to honor those who died on Flight 93 will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sept. 11 at the Memorial Plaza. Musical tributes, wreath layings, and additional activities will continue throughout the afternoon.
Boston: The 9/11 Berklee Memorial Concert will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center. This musical tribute marks the 10th anniversary by showcasing original songs and instrumental by Berklee students and alumni as well as performances by the a cappella group Pitch Slapped and The Slam Poetry Team. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. This event is open to the public; however, parking is not available. For more information click here.
Los Angeles: Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden, 445 North Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills on the North/West corner of Rexford and South Santa Monica Blvd. The memorial, on the fire department grounds, will be dedicated at 4 p.m. with a ceremony in front of the Beverly Hills Fire Department.
Detroit, Michigan: The University of Michigan, along with Access, WDET and other organizations, will team together to bring events leading up to 9/11. The name of the program is “U.S. Rising: Emerging Voices in Post- 9/11 America.” On Friday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., on the UM Campus in Dearborn there will be a discussion on how 9/11 shaped young activist lives, moderated by WDET’s Craig Fahle.
On Sunday, Sept., 11 at 5 p.m., there will be an AOK (Act of Kindness) Day at Detroit’s Focus Hope. This event will be geared toward helping to brighten the lives of others. There will be different projects which include park beautification, food packaging, vacant lot cleanup and other events to bring peace and unity.
Houston, Texas: Houston Remembers, 9/11: An Evening of Remembrance and Unity will take place at Discovery Green (1500 McKinney St.) starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 11. The event will begin with a procession of the Houston Police Department Honor Guard. A group of dozen prominent faith leaders will share their sentiments of the occasion. A 30-minute performance by the Houston Grand Opera of “Pieces of 9/11″ will follow. Then a film entitled “Rebirth” following the experiences of five people and how their lives have changed in the ten years since 9/11 will be screened. The film will also track the cleanup and rebuilding of Ground Zero, where the World Trade Center once stood. Then the lights will dim, a rifle volley by the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Ross Volunteers will be fired, taps will be played, and a candlelight vigil will take place to remember the honored dead.
Dallas, Texas: Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbwill be at Renaissance Tower (1201 Elm St.). This will be the first memorial stair climb in Dallas. Firefighters from across the Metroplex will suit up and climb 110 stories in remembrance of the 343 fallen firefighters who were killed in the events of 9/11. This event is not open to the public; however, each participating firefighter is allowed a small number of guests.
9/11: Reconciliation and Remembrance will be at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church (8011 Douglas Ave.). This concert event is open to the public and will feature the music of Aaron Copeland, Samuel Barber, David Conte and Ralph Vaughn Williams. Tickets are free and can be picked up at several locations. See the event website for details. Voluntary donations to the American Red Cross will be accepted. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and go until about 8:30 p.m.