Local events planned for 9/11 anniversary

  • Herald staff
  • Friday, September 9, 2011 12:01am
  • Local News

The following area events are planned to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


9/11 artifact unveiling: A steel piece from the World Trade Center will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Arlington Fire Department’s newly remodeled Firehouse

46, 137 N. MacLeod. The unveiling is part of a firehouse rededication ceremony. Tours offered noon to 2 p.m. To donate to build a memorial from the steel, call 360-403-3600 or send check payable to City of Arlington 9/11 Memorial to: City Hall, 238 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington WA 98223.


Walk 2011: Registration starts at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9:11 a.m. Sunday at Lebanon and Legion parks, 210 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. Walk is fundraiser for Operation Homefront of Washington, which helps military families. Event includes presentation of colors, Arlington Idol winner Hannah Gould s

inging national anthem, guest speaker, children’s activities, food and local bands. Suggested donation: $5. Free T-shirt for first 250 registered. Register online: www.operationhomefront.net/Washington and click on Freedom Walk 2011.

9/11 Memorial Golf Tournament: Gleneagle Golf Course hosts golf tournament Sunday with registration at 12:30 p.m., putting contest at 1 p.m. and shotgun start at 2 p.m. It’s a fundraiser for the 9/11 monument in Arlington. Cost: $70 per person, $280 per team. Sign up by calling 360-435-6713 or email: proshop@gleneaglegolfcourse.net. Course is at 7619 E. Country Club Drive, Arlington.

“Rebirth” film: Free screening of the documentary film “Rebirth” at 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington. Film follows decadelong stories of five people whose lives were changed by the 9/11 attacks.


First Responders Sunday: At 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday Evergreen Community Church, 3429 240th St. SE in Bothell, will honor police, fire and emergency workers and their families from several communities, including Bothell, Brier, Snohomish, Mill Creek, Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace. Glenn Lockwood, a deputy director of Red Cross response at ground zero in 2001, is guest. Information: 425-402-1773.


Motorcycle procession: “9/11 Patriot Ride” will include more than 70 motorcyclists on a 58-mile memorial ride. Sponsored by Sound Harley-Davidson of Marysville and Puget Sound Harley Owners Group ride starts at 10 a.m. Sunday at Sound Harley, 16212 Smokey Point Blvd. Riders will stop at Snohomish County Fire District 7, 8010 180th St. SE in Snohomish to observe a flag-lowering at about 11:30 a.m. Route follows Lowell-Larimer Road and in Everett goes west on 41st Avenue, north on Rucker Avenue, west on Pacific Avenue, north on W. Marine View Drive, and north to Marysville on Highway 529. Ride ends at Sound Harley. Information: www.soundharley.com and click on “9/11 Patriot Ride.”

Food drive: People in Marysville, Arlington, Lakewood, Stanwood and Camano Island are asked to donate during a weeklong food drive Sept. 12-Sept. 17 in remembrance of 9/11. To help, email Adrianna McDowell: scfooddrive@yahoo.com. In Stanwood, food may be dropped at Candie’s Kids, 8620 271st St. NW, and at North County Fire and EMS, 19727 Marine Drive.


Church event: Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., will honor local first-responders during services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper is a guest.


“United 93” film: The Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., will show the film “United 93” at 2 p.m. Sunday in its auditorium. Rated R, the film is a depiction of the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania.

“Our America” concert: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Everett’s First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. Summer Aire will present concert and ice cream social. Musicians and singers are from Everett Chorale, First Baptist Church, First Congregational Church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian. Free, donations accepted.

Church program: Bethel Baptist Church of Everett will host “Never Forget … Hope,” a 9/11 remembrance program, at 11 a.m. Sunday at 2525 Hoyt Ave. All are welcome.


Car and dog wash: The Helping Hands Veterinary Clinic will host 9/11 tribute car wash and dog wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in parking lot at 18415 33rd Ave. W., Suite R, at the northwest corner of Alderwood mall, Lynnwood. Proceeds benefit Lynnwood Police K9 Unit. The dog Vader and handler Officer Curtis Zatylny will be there.

Memorial service: A service to commemorate victims of the attacks is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday at Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills cemetery, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood. Snohomish County Fire District 1 Battalion Chief Steve Mason, the Rev. John D. Green Sr., and the Northwest Gospel Jazz Band will take part. Information: 425-775-8219.

Blood drive: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will hold a blood drive, part of a nationwide “Muslims for Life” campaign, in remembrance of lives lost on 9/11. Blood donations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center, 19212 Highway 99 in Lynnwood. Information: http://muslimsforlife.org.


Ceremony: The Marysville Fire District Honor Guard will hold a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Police and Firefighters Memorial outside the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. There will be an invocation, an address by Mayor Jon Nehring, bell ringing in honor of those lost on 9/11, music and a dove release. The event honors more than 370 firefighters and police officers killed in the attacks. It also honors Marysville Fire District Lt. Jeff Thornton, who died of cancer Sept. 11, 2001. A tribute to Thornton is also scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at Husky Ball Park on Seattle’s Montlake Boulevard, north of Hec Edmundson Pavilion on the University of Washington campus.

Mount Vernon

Concerts: David Cross will lead six “Remembering 9/11” concerts that include newly commissioned music. A 60-piece orchestra, 112-voice choir, a children’s choir, bagpipe and brass band will perform. Jamie Rauch, a survivor of World Trade Center attacks, and former TV chef Graham Kerr are in the program. There will be a military fly-over. Concerts are at 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in McIntyre Hall, Skagit Valley College, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. Proceeds will fund a Rotary scholarship and a Skagit Valley College fire protection technology program scholarship. Tickets: $9.11 to $29.11 at 360-416-7727. Information: www.remembering911.com.


Ceremony: “Honoring Our Heroes” ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday at Stanwood High School’s football field to recognize fire, police and emergency officials and military members. Event opens 4 p.m. and includes speaker who was at the Pentagon on 9/11 and a military fly-over. Free barbecue after ceremony.


Mounted shooters: Western Washington Mounted Shooters invite the public to a shooting event starting at 11 a.m. Sunday in Sultan to pay respects to those who died on 9/11. The event is at CAP Farms, 33319 Mann Road, Sultan. Flags will be presented for each branch of the military, and law enforcement and firefighters will be honored. Information: 360-568-8952.

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