Friday, September 06, 2002

Sept. 11 commemorations

Local events to remember anniversary of attacks

        Throughout the Tristate, bells will toll, taps will sound and fire horns and sirens will wail on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Here are some of the events; all are open to the public and most are free.


        Downtown: The Peace Committee of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center will sponsor a “Time of Peace” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Fountain Square. Participants will share poetry and music relating to the theme “For me peace is...” Information: Sr. Alice Gerdeman, 579-8547.

        A panel presentation, “Our Lives Forever Changed: Reflections a Year After 9-11,” is at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the nave at Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St. Panelists include Eileen Cooper Reed, state chair, National Children's Defense Fund; state Sen. Mark Mallory; the Most Rev. Daniel E. Pilarczyk, archbishop of Cincinnati; Michael Phillips, editorial development director, E.W. Scripps Broadcasting Co. The Very Rev. James A. Diamond, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, will serve as moderator. Open to the public.

        The cathedral will host an interfaith service of prayer, music and scripture readings at noon Wednesday. Information: 621-1817.

        “Inspiration at Noon,” a service of remembrance, will take place noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, Eighth and Elm streets.

        The Cincinnati Fire Museum, 315 W. Court St., will offer free admission Tuesday through Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

        Visitors are invited to sign the Book of Remembrance, which will be sent to the New York City Fire Museum. The HBO documentary, In Memoriam: New York City, 9-11-01, will be shown throughout the week. Information: 621-5553.

        At 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, local firefighters will pull their trucks out in front of their stations, stand at attention and sound the air horns. A minute of silence will then be observed.

        At the Firefighters Memorial at Sixth Street and Central Avenue, a 30-minute ceremony begins at 10 a.m. It includes a reading of the names of the 343 firefighters killed in New York City, a ceremonial ringing of bells and an address from Cincinnati Fire Chief Robert Wright.

        At 7:30 p.m., a procession will include hundreds of area firefighters, a fire engine and a riderless horse. It will leave the Northern Kentucky Convention Center and walk to Fountain Square for a ceremony that begins about 8:30 p.m.

        All three museums at the Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., will offer free admission Wednesday. A one-hour ceremony at the center begins at 10 a.m.

        A reflective program is 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Reading Garden Lounge at the Main Library, 800 Vine St. Poet Timothy Riordan and his wife, Diana Duncan Holmes, will present Foreign Correspondence, an oversize artist book that features Mr. Riordan's literary responses to Ms. Holmes's artwork. Attendees may bring their poems or writings to share.

        “The Longest Day: Ohio Journalists at Ground Zero,” an exhibit of on-the-scene coverage of Sept. 11 sponsored by the library in cooperation with the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists, will be on display Wednesday through Sept. 30 at the Main Library, 800 Vine St.

        Evanston: Xavier University students, faculty, staff, and neighbors are invited to a community conversation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Gallagher Student Center theater. The program will conclude with a silent candlelight procession beginning at 9 p.m. that will end in an interfaith prayer gathering on the academic mall.

        At 4 p.m. Wednesday, an interfaith prayer service will be held in Bellarmine Chapel. Information: 745-3567.

        Hyde Park: The Ohio River Deanery of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio will host a special service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Redeemer, 2944 Erie Ave.

        Participants will gather in silence at 6:45 p.m. The Venerable James Hanisian, archdeacon, will preach during the service.

        Mount Washington: The “Prayer before the Cross in Commemoration of the Tragic Events of September 11” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great at the Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont Ave.

        Information: 233-6130.

        University Heights: The University of Cincinnati Campus Ministries Association will sponsor a Clifton Avenue Interfaith Walk for Peace at 10 a.m. Wednesdayat 3668 Clifton Ave. The group will pause at various religious institutions along the way to hear different faith traditions, sacred texts and prayers for peace. The walkers will proceed to a noon ceremony on the UC campus. Information: 861-2929.

        Westwood: Catholic Social Services will offer a free workshop, “Sept. 11 — One Year Later,” 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at Mercy HealthPlex Holistic, 3131 Queen City Ave.

        Information: 241-7745.

Hamilton County

        Anderson Township: “We Will Remember,” sponsored by American Legion Post 318, is noon Wednesday at Veterans Park on Forest Road. The program will feature speakers, the Anderson High School Band, a bell salute by the fire department, and a wreath-laying. Information: 474-3046.

        Blue Ash: Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, will dedicate Freedom Point at 4 p.m. Wednesday. A brief ceremony will include a reflection on “The Heroes of 9-11.” The Princeton Junior High School Concert Band will perform at 4:30 p.m.; the American Legion at 5:45 p.m. Information: 984-1234.

        Cleves: A parade will begin at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 and march through Cleves to Cleves Community Park for a patriotic memorial ceremony. Buses will be provided to take marchers to the parade staging area near Harmony Field.

        Deer Park: “9-11...We Remember,” a community candlelight service, is 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Temple, 8501 Plainfield Road. Information: 891-2221.

        Delhi Township: The public is welcome to attend a campuswide prayer service at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the College Quad at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road.

        Evendale: The Cincinnati Nature Center will waive admission fees to Rowe Woods on Tealtown Road in Milford and Gorman Heritage Farm, 3035 Gorman Heritage Farm Lane in Evendale, Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 831-1711.

        Finneytown: The Northern Hills Ministerial Association will sponsor a commemoration at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Bartholomew Church, 9375 Winton Road.


        A free concert, “Music Live With Lunch,” will begin at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday at Christ Church Glendale, 965 Forest Ave. A prayer service is at 7 p.m. Information: 771-1544.

        Harrison: Area churches will sponsor a service to honor local firefighters, police, paramedics and the military, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Performance Arts Center of Harrison High School, 9860 West Road. The high school choir and the Church on Fire band will perform. Information: 367-1240

        Loveland: An opening reception for “Women Artists for Peace” will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Grailville, 932 O'Bannonville Road.

        Norwood: Fire apparatus will be assembled in front of the fire station at 9:45 a.m. to “Remember Sept. 11, 2001.” The ceremony includes ringing of the bell at 10:05 a.m. and recognition of the 343 New York firefighters. . Information: 458-4550.

        Also, Norwood churches will join for a community remembrance at noon Wednesday at Norwood First United Methodist Church, 2100 Elm St.

        Reading: “In Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001 — Prayer for Healing and Peace” will begin with a community memorial service sponsored by the American Legion Color Guard at Reading City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Participants will march to Sts. Peter and Paul Church for an interdenominational prayer service sponsored by the Reading Council of Churches at 7 p.m. Information: 554-1010. Sharonville: Candlelight vigil to honor victims of the 9-11 attacks and military personnel who have died in the battle against terrorism will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Patriot Pointe on Thornview Drive.

Warren County

        Mason: A series of events at Hope Church, 4934 Western Row Road, will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday with the opening of “We Remember,” a display of more than 3,000 flags that will be open until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

        A candlelight vigil is 9 p.m. Tuesday. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, a Remembrance Service will be held. Information: 459-0800 or

        Springboro: “Remember the Past, Celebrate the Future” will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the football field at Springboro High School, 1675 S. Main St. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Samic will be the guest speaker. Information: (937) 748-3960.

Butler County

        Fairfield: Local firefighters and police officers will recite memorial readings in a ceremony that begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Village Green Park. The names of firefighters and police officers who perished on Sept. 11 will be read. Information: 867-5348.

        Middletown: “An Hour of Remembrance” will begin at noon Wednesday at the base of Casper Memorial Carillon on Donham Plaza. The program is sponsored by American Legion Posts 218 and 579, the city of Middletown and the faith community.

        Also, Miami University Middletown, 4200 E. University Blvd., will host a community memorial program at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Johnston Hall's Hawk Haven.

        West Chester Township: Deerfield, Liberty and West Chester townships and the city of Mason will sponsor “Our Communities Remember,” a daylong series of events on Wednesday. At 10:05 a.m., church bells will toll.

        St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, will hold an ecumenical service of reflection, 12:15-1 p.m., with speakers from several faiths, a procession of firefighters and police officers, veterans and a choral group from Lakota West High School.

        At Voice of America Park, Tylersville and Cox roads, “Sing Out for Peace” will begin at 8 p.m. The West Chester Symphony, the Seven Hills Show Chorus and an ecumenical choir will perform. State Rep. Gary Cates will speak. Information: 759-7301.

Clermont County

        Union Township: The Southeast Ecumenical Ministry will sponsor a worship service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Summerside United Methodist Church, 638 Old State Route 74. Information: 474-4445.Batavia: “A Night to Honor and Remember” begins with a catered meal at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Batavia Church of Christ, 2170 Old St. Rt. 32. At 7 p.m. a service of music readings, videos and prayer will take place. Call 732-1775 or e-mail Richmond: A dedication of a memorial and flags recognizing local firefighting heroes is 6 p.m. Wednesday at the fire department on Market Street. At 7 p.m., the high school choir will present a program of patriotic music at the branch library, 212 Market St. At 8 p.m., the high school choral group and band will perform at the bandstand on Susanna Way. Information: 553-4146.

Northern Kentucky

Boone County

        Florence: The Boone County Jaycees and the city of Florence will hold a prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Florence Government Center at 8100 Ewing Blvd.

        Florence Elks Lodge 314 is hosting a tribute for those who lost their lives, “We Remember You.” The tribute will be 7 p.m. Saturday at the lodge on 7704 Dixie Hwy.

        Hebron: A memorial service will be held from 9:45-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hebron Fire Protection District Fire Station 1, 3120 North Bend Road.

Campbell County

        Bellevue: Bellevue/Dayton Ministerial Association will hold an interfaith worship service,

        “Prayer for Peace & Healing for the World,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John United Church of Christ, 520 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue.

        Highland Heights: The Disabled American Veterans and Northern Kentucky University will host a memorial ceremony at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday on the central plaza of NKU's campus on Nunn Drive. Parking will be available on campus.

        Newport: Public agencies and groups from around Campbell County and Kentucky will participate in a memorial service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the World Peace Bell. The event is sponsored by the International Association Fire Chiefs.

Kenton County

        Covington-Cincinnati: A twilight ceremony will be held at the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge at 8 p.m. Monday. A wreath will be dropped into the Ohio River as taps is played in remembrance of victims of global terrorism.

        Crescent Springs: A candlelight memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Crescent Spring Community Park.

        Erlanger: The cities of Erlanger, Elsmere and Point Pleasant will have a remembrance ceremony from 9:45-10:30 a.m. Wednesday in front of the Erlanger City Building at 505 Commonwealth Ave.

        Fort Mitchell: A brief worship service will be led by representatives of seven area churches at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery, 2167 Dixie Hwy. David Hersh, a captain in the Salvation Army who served in New York City during relief efforts, will be part of the service.

        A procession to the cemetery from Fort Mitchell Baptist Church will depart at 7:15 p.m. People wishing to join the service should park at Fort Mitchell Baptist Church since there is not ample parking at the cemetery.

        Fort Wright: Volunteers from each neighborhood and the fire and emergency medical services department will place an American flag on the curb line in front of every home in the city beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 10. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. the same day flags will be distributed to vehicles at various points throughout the city. Information: Call the City Administrative Officer, Larry Klein at (859) 331-1700.

        Independence: A public memorial service will be held by the American Legion at 9 a.m. Wednesday in front of the Kenton County Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike.

        Taylor Mill: A candlelight memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pride Park, 5614 Taylor Mill Road.

Pendleton County

        Falmouth: The “Stars of Liberty Memorial Concert” will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Centre Outdoors Theatre on U.S. 27 near the Pendleton County Fairgrounds.

        The show will be a musical and entertainment tribute to the spirit of American families and members of the armed forces. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for senior citizens; $10 for veterans and rescue workers; $8 for students; and free for children under 6. Ticket revenue will go to the Sing for Liberty Foundation, established to unite an ecumenical devotion of God and country through music, entertainment and youth programs.

— Compiled by Elaine Trumpey

        If your group would like to add an event to this list, please submit it to Elaine Trumpey at 513-755-4150 (fax) or e-mail



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