9/11 Remembered in Weekend Events
Several events are being held to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on The World Trade Center and Pentagon.
To commemorate the day and honor the lives lost and affected by the attacks, many towns throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties are holding memorial events this weekend. If you have the chance to venture a little farther, head to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for its Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11 exhibit and special lectures.
If you know of an event not listed below, please add it in the comments.
|9/11 Wreath Dedication and Moment of Silence||Bucks County Community College, Newtown||Sept. 9: 11 a.m.
||BCCC will hold dedication and sell t-shirts to benefit the Garden of Reflection Memorial.|
|9/11 Ceremony||Montgomery County Courthouse, Norristown||Sept. 9: 11 a.m.||"Remember the Past and Embrace the Future" with speeches from county officials.|
|Red, White and Blue Day||Longstreth Elementary School, Warminster||Sept. 9: All day||Students are invited to wear red, white and blue to commemorate 9/11.|
|Remembrance Ceremony||Garden of Reflection, Yardley||Sept. 10: 8 a.m.||Honor and remember the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks with music, prayers, speakers and official honors.|
|2011 Patriot Games Race||Peace Valley Park, Doylestown
||Sept. 10: 7 a.m.||The triathlon honors the memory of Noell Maerz and benefits The Noell Maerz World Trade Center Foundation.
|Candle Light Vigil||Garden of Reflection, Yardley||Sept. 10: 7:30 p.m.||2,973 candles were made in remembrance for the 2,973 lives lost on Sept. 11.|
|Making a Monument: The Fall and Rise of the World Trade Center||UPenn, Philadelphia||Sept. 11: 1 p.m.
||Professor of the History of Art recounts the story of the World Trade Center and explores the making of monuments in the modern world.|
|Performance of Cato: A Tragedy||
|Sept. 11: 3 p.m.
||Cato: 9/11 is a project featuring readings from Joseph Addison's Cato as a catalyst for town hall-style discussions about the lasting impact of the attacks on Sept. 11.|
|Second Alarmers Rescue Squad Dedicate 9/11 Monument||Whitpain Township Building, Blue Bell
||Sept. 11: 1 p.m.||Program includes procession of emergency responders, the singing of America The Beautiful and the National Anthem, remarks from elected officials and 21-gun salute.|
|Field of Flags||Bensalem Community Park, Bensalem
||Sept. 11: 1 p.m.||911 full-size flags will be displayed by the Bensalem Kiwanis Club and visitors will be provided with small flags.|
|The Third District Fire Chiefs 9/11 Memorial Service||Upper Moreland High School, Willow Grove
||Sept. 11: 3 p.m.||Honor the heroes and victims of Sept. 11 with a bell-ringing ceremony, clergy of various denominations, a display of firefighting apparatus and music.
|9/11 Walk||Mercer Museum, Doylestown||Sept. 11: 10:30 a.m.||Join a group at the Mercer Museum parking lot and walk for 9/11.|