Community Organizations to Convene on Sunday Sept 11 at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

. September 2, 2011 . 0 Comments

CINCINNATI – To mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a broad coalition of religious, civic and education leaders has formed the local 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemoration Coalition to plan a community-wide observance. Focusing on the principles of democracy, freedom and justice for all, even in difficult times, the event theme is “9/11 Tenth Anniversary: Remembrance, Unity, Hope.”

This special Tribute, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Sunday, September 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. with activities all day, at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Avenue. The observance is meant to provide a way for the community to come together to remember the tragedy that impacted so many Americans, unify us as a diverse community and restore hope for the future of our country.

The family-friendly event will include a series of activities and speakers including Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, Fire Chief Richard Braun, an interfaith children’s choir, children’s orchestra, and a multi-religious prayer. The event will recognize those who lost their lives and those who preformed acts of heroism during the 9/11 tragedy, including local firefighters, police, military personnel and others. Themes of patriotism and interfaith collaboration will resound throughout the program of remembrance for those who were touched personally by the tragedy.

The 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemoration Coalition is being chaired by Zeinab Schwen, Steve Sunderland, and Homa Yavar. The scheduled speakers include Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Fire Chief Richard Braun.

Organizations collaborating on this event include: the American Jewish Archives, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, BRIDGES for a Just Community, Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, Cincinnati Museum Center, Council on American Islamic Relations-Oh, Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue and Interfaith Community Engagement, both at Xavier University, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, Jewish Community Relations Council, League of United Latin American Citizens, Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Peace Village and University of Cincinnati, and the Unitarian Universalist Council of Greater Cincinnati.

For more information about the “9/11 Tenth Anniversary: Remembrance, Unity, Hope” or to learn more about the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemoration Coalition, please visit www.9-11-cincinnati.org or email at 9.11cincinnati@gmail.com

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