On September 11, 2001 at 8:46 a.m, our nation changed forever after a hijacked passenger jet intentionally crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. This attack on US soil resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths.
“It took each of us coming together in a common commitment for freedom to emphasize the power and value of our own lives.” – Terry Revella, 9/11 Survivor
Sunday, September 11, 2011, marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Across the country events are planned, and Las Vegas has several events across the valley.
Downtown Las Vegas will start with a parade and ceremony early Sunday morning. Henderson’s first responders will take part in a National Moment of Remembrance as police and firefighters sound their sirens for one minute.
9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
The Stratosphere Hotel will be the site of the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb where 343 firefighters and emergency personnel will climb the stairs of the Stratosphere tower to honor the firefighters and paramedics killed in the attacks. The climb, which benefit’s the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, will begin at 9 a.m.
Mount Charleston Peak Hike
Body Fit Las Vegas will host the Mt. Charleston Peak hike with participants meeting at 5:30 a.m. at Body Fit Las Vegas, located at 6415 S. Tenaya Way. Participation in this event is free. For more information, call 530-1022.
Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem”
The Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas and the Desert Chorale will be presenting Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” at 3 p.m. at the church, located at 1515 W. Charleston Blvd. A freewill offering will be accepted.
“Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.” – Gabriel Faure (1845 – 1924
A 9/11 Remembrance Service
The Islamic Society of Nevada, located at 4730 E. Desert Inn Road, will be conducting a 9/11 Remembrance Service at 5:15 p.m. The service, which is open to the public, will include guest speakers and candle lighting ceremony. For the complete schedule, click here.
“A Tribute To Our Country”
The Gateway Arts Foundation will present a concert called “A Tribute To Our Country” at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, located at 2004 Spring Gate Lane. The performance will begin at 3 p.m. and features performances by the Kid Fiddlers, Vic Moea, Alex Christopher and others. Tickets for this event are $15. For more information, please call 255-0695.
An Interfaith Remembrance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11
The Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada will be presenting An Interfaith Remembrance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in the student union ballroom on the UNLV campus located at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Maureen Peckman will be the featured keynote speaker, and the event will also include reflective readings and songs. This is a free event. For more information, click here, or call 895-9303.
9/11 Remembrance Las Vegas Committee
Several events are planned throughout the Las Vegas valley, including:
A West Coast Heroes Parade and Ceremony scheduled to begin at 5:46 a.m. on September 11 to correspond with the ceremonies at ground zero in New York City. Beginning at 6 a.m. the parade will start at Charleston Blvd and Fourth Street, and will proceed north on Fourth Street to Ogden Avenue. The parade features entries from first responders, military, and others with closing ceremonies beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Sheriff Doug Gillespie of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will lead a memorial ceremony at Police Memorial Park located at Cheyenne Avenue and Metro Academy Way at 11:11 a.m.
The Las Vegas Hilton will be hosting a special event honoring the first responders and military members with a dinner and entertainment. A VIP pre-party will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets for this event are $125 per person or $1000 per table. For more information, please visit 911unity.org.
“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” – Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl.
Want more information? Check out The September 11 Digital Archive