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Community Invited to Participate in ‘Weekend of Remembrance and Honor’ Events for the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

Most people vividly recall exactly what they were doing on September 11, 2001. It was a day that we will never forget. This year marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and local groups have organized a weekend full of events to commemorate this day in American history.

The weekend kicks off with a golf tournament at Meadowcreek Golf Course on Friday, September 9th, followed by a 5K Run/Walk from University Hall on Saturday, September 10th,  and culminating with the Remembrance and Honor Commemorative Event on the Downtown Mall on Sunday, September 11th.

The Charlottesville-Albemarle and surrounding community are invited to share a special remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 on September 11, 2011, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the Downtown Mall with a variety of special events starting with a planned flyover by Pegasus, the ringing of downtown church bells and a March of Honor from Central Space to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.

This family event is free and open to the public and will spotlight and honor our community's first responders: firefighters, police, rescue, and military personnel. Emergency vehicles will also be on display on the Downtown Mall. The guest speaker will be Admiral James Barnett (Ret), Chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Charlottesville Fire Chief Charles Werner will also present the 9/11 Memorial Steel, which will be on display. Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Chair Ann Mallek, and other local dignitaries will be in attendance.

Musical performances will include the UVa Glee, the UVa Black Voices Gospel Choir, and the Charlottesville Municipal Band. In addition, The Virginia Consort and Youth Chorale will perform the Fauré Requiem, a beautiful and moving tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11.

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