City commemorates 9/11 - updated
Aug. 24, 2011
City commemorates 9/11 with two programs
The city commemorates the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 at these upcoming events. They are free and open to the public:
Cross Cultural Communications Series –
Remembering and Honoring 9/11- the 10 Year Anniversary:
The wife of the sole Arizonan killed in 9/11 will be the keynote speaker at the first in a series of Cross Cultural Communications programs. The annual series, presented by the city’s Human Relations Commission, provides an opportunity to engage in civil dialogue about diversity. Donna Killoughy Bird’s husband, Gary, was attending a business meeting at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, when he perished. What’s changed since that unimaginable day a decade ago? How have we changed? Donna shares her compelling, emotional journey about personal strength and loss. Two programs are available:
** Noon, Tuesday, Sept. 6, Mustang Library auditorium, 10101 N. 90th St.
** 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, Civic Center Auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
9/11 Day of Remembrance:
Activities begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, with the reading of victims’ names in the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Atrium, 7380 E. Second St. The program continues at 6 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Theater with keynote speaker Ray Maione, a former New York police officer and firefighter, who was in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. Other activities include a welcome by Mayor Jim Lane, patriotic music from local school bands and choral groups and a candlelight vigil. News Channel 3 Reporter Mike Watkiss will emcee the program.
A variety of exhibits will be on display Sept. 9-16 in the Atrium. They include a 9/11 Memorial Wall with 2,996 full-color memorial cards with biographical information and a photograph of each of the fallen victims. A National Unity Flag, standing nearly three-stories high and signed by the entire U.S. Senate in 2002, also will be on display.