September, 11, 2012 will be the 11th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy which saw hijacked airliners flown into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, killing close to 3,000 people.
As 9/11 approaches, we all have our own way we choose to reflect. Whether alone, or with others. In sadness or in hope. Quietly or out loud. Take a pause from busy life to think about ways you’d like to remember those who passed, and also those who survived the attack. Here are a few events around Scottsdale for you to consider:
The Scottsdale Fire Department will hold a memorial including patriotic music performed by local high school bands and choir groups, plus a candlelight vigil and a special speaker. Reading of names for the lives lost begins at 1:30pm, 9/11. Ceremony and vigil start at 6pm on 9/11 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. A variety of exhibits will be on display, including a National Unity Flag which has been signed by each member of the U.S. Senate in 2002.
Four Free 9/11 Hero Workouts Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Time: 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Where: CrossFit Scottsdale, 14885 N. 83rd Place, Scottsdale This is an annual event to honor the heroes of 9/1. The community is encouraged to join CrossFit Scottsdale in four free workouts throughout the day. Police and fire fighters, service men and women, regular athletes and first-time participants all come together during an intense, fast-paced fitness experience. Luke Air Force Base will present the colors prior to the morning workouts at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Participants will receive a free commemorative 9/11 t-shirt while supplies last. Spaces are limited, registration required. Call 480-922-3253.
Nearly 3,000 American flags were set up Sunday morning at Tempe Beach Park for the annual Healing Field memorial which honors those who died in the 9/11 attacks.Each of the 2,996 flags, which represent a person who lost their life in the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania in 2001, have descriptive placards containing the name of victim, information about that person, and where they died.
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