9/11 Anniversary Events
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The Washington chapter of Operation Homefront will host a remembrance walk along the Columbia River, one of three such walks in the state. Before the walk, a veterans honor guard will conduct a presentation of colors with the U.S. flag. The 2.5-mile walk begins at the Grand Central Fred Meyer, crosses over the Vancouver Land Bridge and goes through historic Fort Vancouver. Registration is in the west end of the Fred Meyer parking lot.
When: 9 a.m. day-of registration, 10 a.m. walk Sunday.
Where: Grand Central Fred Meyer, 2500 Columbia House Blvd., Vancouver.
Admission: $5 donation. Children younger 12 free. First 500 online registrants get Freedom Walk T-shirts.
On the Web: http://vancouverfreedomwalk.org.
Memorial in the Park
The Church of the Nazarene will conduct a memorial service led by state Sen. Craig Pridemore. The event will include a dedication of a memorial flagpole. There will also be booths and presentations by firefighters, a canine search and rescue team, the bomb squad, Clark County Chaplains and TIPS.
When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Fourth Plain Church of the Nazarene, 16807 N.E. Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver.
On the Web: http://nazarene.ch/fourthplain.
Red Hat Society Memorial Flags
Members of Washington and Oregon chapters of the Red Hat Society will wave flags on the Northeast Ninth Street overpass at Interstate 205, near Northeast 112th Avenue. The annual memorial will last about an hour.
When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Northeast Ninth Street overpass, between Northeast 112th and 108th avenues, Vancouver.
10th Anniversary 9/11 Ceremony
Vancouver Police and the Vancouver Fire Department will host Patriot Day, featuring speakers Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina and Clark County Sheriff Garry Lucas. There will be an honor guard of police, fire and sheriff’s office personnel, a flyover by the Portland Air National Guard, music by the Vancouver Fire Department pipe and drum band, a ceremonial fire department bell ringing, a flag ceremony and a balloon release in honor of the more than 400 first responders who lost their lives on 9/11. Also participating will be members of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Coast Guard.
When: 11 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Vancouver Landing Amphitheater, 110 Columbia St., Vancouver.
Weekend of Service in Remembrance
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity will dedicate a homebuilding project in remembrance of 9/11. A symbolic groundbreaking will take place on a home constructed by all-women teams for a local family.
When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: 1027 W. 39th St., Vancouver.
On the Web: http://ehfh.org.
Beyond Clark County
Roses and Steel, 9/11 Memorial
Lives lost on 9/11 will be honored at the Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue’s memorial, which contains a steel artifact from the World Trade Center. Fire chief Dave LaFave will speak as the honor guard raises the American flag with firefighters in full turnout gear and a flyover from a Life Flight helicopter. An open house and refreshments will follow the ceremony.
When: 6:45 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue, 701 Vine St., Kelso.
Oregon Historical Society
Three Oregonians will share their experiences of 9/11: Mike Irwin, then-director of operations in the White House Military Office; Gerry Frank, author of a best-selling guide book to New York City; and Oregonian Katie Harman Ebner, who was crowed Miss America within weeks of 9/11 and devoted the next year to reaching out to America’s first responders. Firefighters, police officers and their families will be admitted free.
When: 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Oregon Historical Society pavilion, 1200 S.W. Park Ave., Portland.
Admission: $11; $9 for students and seniors; $5 for ages 6-18; free for ages 5 and younger.
On the Web: http://ohs.org.
Writers Reflect on 9/11
Authors Tom Spanbauer, Tami Lynn Kent, Jennifer Lauck and Jessica Maxwell will have a collective reading of their work and reflect on how 9/11 changed personal worlds.
When: 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Powell’s on Hawthorne, 3723 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland.
Telephone: 503-228-4651 ext. 5889.
On the Web: http://powells.com.
Remembering September 11th: A 10th Anniversary Interfaith Service
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon will host an interfaith service that will include reflections from leaders, music and peace candles.
When: 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: First United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St., Portland.
On the Web: http://emoregon.org.