9/11 events for central Indiana 2011

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The City of Carmel's first responders, along with area churches are participating in a one-minute remembrance on September 11, 2011 at 1 p.m. Carmel's Police Department and Fire Department will sound individual sirens at this time across the City, while participating churches ring church bells for one minute.

On July 22, the United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg establishing a National Moment of Remembrance at 1 p.m. EDT on September 11, 2011, to memorialize the September 11 terrorist attacks with the ringing of bells, sounding of sirens and observance of one minute of reflection. Senator Lautenberg asked The U.S. Conference of Mayors to encourage mayors across the nation to issue a proclamation or offer a resolution recognizing this Moment of Remembrance. In observation of the remembrance, first responders are sounding sirens and houses of worship are ringing bells in unison at 1 p.m. EDT this Sunday so citizens can STOP AND REMEMBER the 10th anniversary of the tragedies of September 11, 2001.

The Carmel Fire Department is implementing a unique memorial honoring the 343 firefighters and first responders that perished 10 years ago in New York City on September 11th, 2001. In honor of our fallen comrades of New York City, We will be displaying outdoor memorial frames bearing the names of individual firefighters that died during the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11.

The frames will be on display at Carmel Fire Headquarters from September 6th through September 14thth at the base of the flag pole. (We will temporarily move them to the site of our 9-11 memorial service at Northview Christian Church located at 131st. and Hazel Dell rd. just for this one day) The public is invited to visit the display and pay respects.

Our memorial frames were sponsored by the Indiana Firefighters Association; the 343 total frames have been divided amongst several fire departments. We will have fifty proudly displayed for the duration.

Proceeds from the program are provided to a scholarship fund for the children of fallen firefighters and first responders of the New York Fire Department. The fund is called the Bravest Scholarship Fund and it is managed by the Uniformed Fire Officers Association of New York City, one of the unions representing firefighters in the NYFD.

Carmel United Methodist Church is planning a community service in the Palladium at the Carmel Performing Arts Center, to be held on Sunday, September 11, 2011 to mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragic attacks. The Music Ministry is assembling a chorus and orchestra to present Rene' Clausen's "Memorial", a work commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in 2003. The music is both poignant and uplifting. The overriding theme is one of healing, cleansing, unity and hope, a theme which will be carried throughout the entire worship service.

The service will transcend just the performance of a beautiful musical work. One section of "Memorial" will feature interpretive dance. There will be hymns, testimonies, mini-messages, readings and several additional musical selections of varying genre. Artistic slides will accompany many of the service elements. An offering will be taken to benefit a chosen organization which supports the families of fallen first responders.

The service is open to the entire community. Palladium doors open at 10 AM. The concert hall opens at 10:30 AM.


As central Indiana prepares for the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, we wanted you to be aware of an event that will take place this September 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 9700 Allisonville Road, Fishers. On display will be 1000 American flags to honor the lives lost on 9/11 and pay tribute to the men and women who are currently serving in military duty. Adjutant General Martin Umbarger and Iraq veteran Josh Bleill of the Indianapolis Colts will speak at the "Field of Flags" program.

There are a number of groups involved in this worthwhile but enormous undertaking including the Indiana National Guard, local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and corporate sponsors. Maureen Lindley of Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers is coordinating the effort.

Indianapolis International Airport

8:15 am: In solemn remembrance of 9/11, the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) will hold a ceremony in Civic Plaza Sunday morning to mark the moment that began the tragic series of events 10 years ago. The commemoration will include bagpipers from the Indianapolis Firefighters Emerald Society, a performance by the Circle City Chorus, a wreath-laying ceremony, and an honor guard, which will post a U.S. flag in tribute to the victims of the attacks. Activities will begin shortly after 8:15 a.m.

To further observe the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a section of World Trade Center steel recovered from Ground Zero will be placed on public display in the airport's terminal for the first time. The artifact was presented to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) fire department by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to honor local public safety responders, including airport employees, who deployed to the attack sites.

The WTC steel will be moved from Civic Plaza late Sunday night (midnight of Sept. 12).


2:30 PM: On Sunday, September 11th, 2011, in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th tragedy, New Revelation Christian Church is planning a "March on Washington". Beginning at 2:30 pm, we will be marching from our church located at 11000 E. Washington Street (St. John United Church of Christ) west on Washington Street.

We want to not only remember those who lost their lives on that day during the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, DC & Pennsylvania, but also remind our fellow countrymen about the foundation that the United States of America was founded upon.

We want to encourage everyone to make it a priority to be "…One Nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all."

Please join us for this all important cause on Sunday, September 11th @ 2:30 pm, 11000 E. Washington Street

4:00 pm - Dedication of Project 9/11 Indianapolis. Click here to learn more.

Services at 12 places of worship

Sunday, Sept 11, from 7am-6pm:

Twelve different faith traditions and congregations will each provide prayers in a style fitting their tradition to remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11. You are welcome to attend any portion of the Vigil. You do not have to stay for an entire hour. Please enter and exit in silence (and remember to turn off your cell phone).

7-8am - The Orthodox Christian Community of Central Indiana
8-9am - LifeJourney Church
9-10am - Baha'i Faith
10-11am - Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
11am-noon - Indiana Buddhist Center
Noon-1pm - Muslim Community
1-2pm- Quaker Community
2-3pm - Progressive Spiritualist Church
3-30pm - The Hindu Temple of Central Indiana
3:30-4pm - The Sai Center of Indianapolis
4-5pm - St. Luke's Labyrinth Ministry
5-6pm - Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana




The Speedway Lions Club will host a special 9/11 Remembrance Concert and Community Gathering on Sunday, September 11. The event will include special displays, a community reception and a concert by the Zionsville Community Band, all to recognize the tragedy of 9/11/01 and honor our public safety heroes.

The event details are as follows:

Sunday, September 11

1:30pm - 2:30pm Community Gathering

2:30pm - 3:00pm Remembrance Program

3:00 - 4:00 pm Zionsville Community Band Performance

The Remembrance Concert is free and open to the public and will be held in Meadowood Park.

 West Lafayette



Purdue campus remembers 9/11 with event on the mall

Purdue University Student Government has organized "9/11/11 Never Forget" to begin at 3 p.m. Sept. 11 on the Purdue Mall. "As current Purdue students, we were in elementary and middle school when the attacks occurred and have consequently become children of a nation at war," said Brianna Castle, PSG's director of local government relations. "We want to remember the people who died and suffered on that tragic day and also honor the brave men and women who continue to fight for our freedom." Members of Purdue College Republicans and Democrats will place flags on the mall in memory of each person who lost his or her life in the attacks that day. West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis will be the keynote speaker. Other groups involved include the University Religious Leaders, Reamers, Army and Navy ROTC, and Purdue Athletics.





Tribute to 9/11 Planned for Zionsville/Boone County

A 10-year remembrance of 9/11 is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8th, at the Zionsville High School Performing Arts Center. The event is designed to bring together friends and neighbors to pay tribute to the tragic events of that day.

The ceremony will begin with the procession of a beam from the World Trade Center that has been given to Boone County for use in a permanent monument. The beam will be carried from the parking lot of Traders Point Christian Church, east along SR 334 to Ford Road, north to Mulberry Street, then east to Zionsville High School. It will be escorted by the American Legion and Patriot Riders, as well as local police and fire personnel.

An ice cream social will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in front of the high school, where attendees can watch the arrival of the beam. Sponsored by the Zionsville Merchants Association, ice cream is available for a suggested donation to "The 9/11 Memorial Monument Fund." Proceeds will support the development of the Boone County 9/11 monument, being constructed with the World Trade Center beam.

The feature presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Zionsville Performing Arts Center. Highlights will include brief talks by local residents who were first-hand witnesses of the 9/11 events, as well as a keynote presentation by Guy Yasika, who escaped from the Twin Towers after the planes hit. Comments will be made by an air traffic controller who was on duty that day and a rescue worker who was a first-responder to the scene. In addition, patriotic music will be played and a chaplain will speak. Afterward, attendees will be asked to gather around the beam for a candle-lighting ceremony and fireworks.

Tickets go on sale Aug. 28th for a $10 donation to "The 9/11 Memorial Monument Fund." Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased at Akard True Value in Zionsville, Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, State Bank of Lizton (Anson and Lebanon) and The Lebanon Reporter.

The 9/11 tribute kicks off Zionsville's Lions Club Fall Festival, which will take place Sept. 10 and 11 in Lions Park. This year's Fall Festival theme is "Visions of Peace." World Trade Center survivor Guy Yasika will be the grand marshal of the Kiwanis Parade at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10th on Main Street in Zionsville. He and his wife, Vicky Yasika, will also speak at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, in Lions Park.

The 9/11 tribute has been made possible through the collaboration of Akard True Value Hardware, Fishbowl Marketing and Public Relations, Amy Kiefer Creative Services, Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, State Bank of Lizton, Zionsville Times Sentinel, The Lebanon Reporter, the Zionsville Merchants Association, the American Legion Riders and Patriot Guard, Zionsville Community High School, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the Zionsville Lions Club, local, county and state police, fire, sheriff and military personnel and many other community members.