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Houston to Remember 9/11 Anniversary with Weekend of Events

Houston, 9/11, honors, remembrance

The City of Houston has announced a full range of activities the weekend of September 9 to 11, that will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks ten years ago.

These events are intended to carry on the legacy of those lost by creating a weekend of community service projects throughout the Houston area.

The schedule of events is:

Friday, September 9, 2011 Weekend Kick-Off and Tribute, Hermann Square at City Hall, 12 PM. Mayor Annise Parker and community leaders announce the weekend’s activities Inspirational service at City Hall with music, readings, prayers, and placing of flowers in Reflection Pond Performance by Quintuple Bypass, the U.S. Army Medical Command Band from Fort Sam Houston. The traveling band is known for staging morale boosting performances and outreach efforts far from their base. Houston Grand Opera performs Pieces of 9/11 – Memories from Houston, a song-cycle by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer Combined Color Guard provided by the Houston Police and Fire Departments

"Houston Remembers", Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, 7 PM.

Watch the Houston premiere of “Rebirth,” an award-winning documentary that follows the transformation of five people, over the course of seven years, whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 2001. The Houston Grand Opera performs selection from "Pieces of 9/11- Memories from Houston", a song-cycle by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer

Saturday, September 10, 2011 First Ladies’ Eco Bash on the Bayou, Braes Bayou, Hockley Street at Broadway Street, 8 AM to 11 AM.

Opportunities for volunteers to clean-up and plant approximately 3,000 trees in representation of the number of victims who perished on September 11, 2001. Houston Grand Opera performs selection from Pieces of 9/11 – Memories from Houston, a song-cycle by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer Flash and Trash Fashion Show produced by Neal Hamil Agency and garments provided by HCC design students

Annual September Concert Foundation, Cullen Hall at St. Thomas University, 7:00 pm.

A global celebration of music to reaffirm hope for peace and to celebrate life and universal humanity

Sunday, September 11, 2011 9-11 Heroes Run, begins at Ellington Airport Main Gate, 8:30 am.

Houston Grand Opera performs selection from Pieces of 9/11 – Memories from Houston, a song-cycle by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer 9:03 a.m. 5K run/walk to honor the fallen by challenging the living. Proceeds of the event will support the Travis Manion Foundation and Assist the Officer of Houston $25.00 Registration fee To register visit www.911heroesrun.com

9/11 National Moment of Remembrance

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution (S. Res. 237) calling all Americas to join in a Moment of Remembrance. Stop and remember those lives lost on 9/11.

HGO Song Cycle – Pieces of 9-11 - Memories from Houston, Rothko Chapel, 1408 Sul Ross Street, 2 and 4 PM.

Houston Grand Opera performs selection from Pieces of 9/11-Memories from Houston, a song-cycle by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer

During the anniversary of one of the most difficult days in our history, this is a wonderful opportunity for all Houstonians to come together and celebrate all that binds us together.