9/11 Memorial Events across New Mexico
Tomorrow marks the 10th Anniversary of 9-11. Across the nation there will be remembrances and reflections of that dark day. Here in New Mexico, there will be events to mark and pay respect to the fallen. If you are in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho or Santa Fe, I have provided a synopsis of the events that will be taking place
In Commemoration of the tenth Anniversary of 9/11, Governor Susana Martinez declares September 11, 2011 Patriot Day and Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff. In her own words: “September 11th is a day for all of us to remember and reflect on the innocent lives lost and the selfless sacrifice we witnessed ten years ago. I encourage all New Mexicans to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 and celebrate America’s enduring compassion, courage, and resolve in the face of incredible trials and challenges.”
9/11 Memorial Concert
The New Mexico Philharmonic will perform a 9/11 memorial concert. AFD Chief James Breen, a member of Task Force One, the search and rescue team deployed to the Pentagon after 9/11, will speak. Guest artist soprano Jessica Bachicha will perform "Pie Jesu" from the Faure Requiem, and the "Alleluia" from Mozart's Exultate Jubilate. Other works by Mozart, Beethoven, Copland and Mahler are also slated.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sacred Heart Church, 309 Stover NW, two blocks south of Coal between 3rd and 4th
Cost: Free; seating limited to 600.
September 10 and 11
Commemorative Concert for a Changed World
The concert of 18th century duos and trios will be played on period instruments. Contact Carol Redman at email@example.com for information. Tickets at the door only!
When: 1 p.m. September 10 and 3 p.m. September 11
Where: Johnsons of Madrid galleries, 2843 Hwy 14 on 9/10; St. Thomas Church, 425 University NE on 9/11
Cost: $15 suggested donation; $10 seniors and students
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 9/11 Memorial Run
The run will take place in cities throughout the nation in honor of military personnel and first responders who work for the public's safety. The run is named in honor of New York City firefighter Stephen Siller. Siller walked on foot with 60 pounds of gear trying to meet his firefighting squad, and part of the path was through a tunnel. The run copies the length Siller went to get to the towers. Walkers are welcome. Registration ends September 9.
This event raises funds for the Stephen Siller Foundation, Blue Star Mothers, USA Cares and other affiliated organizations.
When: 8 a.m.
Where: Run starts at Civic Plaza
Annual 9-11 Memorial Ceremony
There were many lives lost on 9/11, 2001, from those who were victims of the assault to the selfless who helped with rescue, the first responders. Pay tribute to those who were lost with Mayor Berry. The ceremony follows the Tunnel to Towers 5k.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Civic Plaza
9th Annual 9/11 Stair Climb
A group of Albuquerque firefighters will climb 110 stories, the same height as the Twin Towers. The firefighters will be wearing their full gear as they make the climb, in honor of the 343 firefighters who died as first responders on 9/11.
When: 9:15 a.m.
Where: Bank of Albuquerque building, 201 Third NW
New Mexico Sing for Peace
Friends for Peace joins the choral group Quintessance in a special performance of Karl Jenkins' "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace," along with other selected works. The 150-voice chorus features the choirs of Sue Cleveland, Rio Rancho and Moriarity High Schools. The performance is part of the Global Sing for Peace initiative, uniting choral ensembles worldwide on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Sue Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho
Cost: Free, with free will offerings donated to New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care
The vigil is held in memory of tragic events. Leaders from several Albuquerque's religious centers will be part of the event.
When: 5:30 picnic dinner, 7 p.m. release of peace doves
Where: Bataan Memorial Park, Lomas, one block west of Carlisle
There will be an hour of remembrance using the Book of Common Prayer at this special service. Join for music, sharing, singing, Scripture, meditation and prayer. Music led by Fernando Ortega.
When: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Christ the King Anglican Church, 5300 2nd Street NW
9/11 Moment of Remembrance
The city of Rio Rancho will take part in the national Moment of Remembrance at 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, as any city vehicle equipped with sirens that is not in motion will sound out. They encourage those who wish to participate to mark the moment by ringing bells, or blowing sirens or whistles.
When: 11 a.m. - 11:01 a.m.
Where: Wherever you are.
Santa Fe 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
The city of Santa Fe will be part of the national Moment of Remembrance on September 11, and asks that citizens stop what they are doing and for one minute, take part. They ask that citizens honk horns, ring bells and sound sirens for one minute. And the Santa Fe Fire Department will hold a Remembrance Ceremony, followed by a parade to the Santa Fe Plaza.
When: 11 a.m. Moment of Remembrance, followed by ceremony; 11:25 a.m. parade begins
Where: Ceremony and parade begin at the fire station at 200 Murales Road Cost: Free.
Reflections on 9/11
There will be live music and a memorial to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Call (575) 758-8615 for information.
When: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Taos Jewish Center, 1335 Gusdorf Road, Taos