SEPTEMBER 11 | Memorial events
List of activities to commemorate those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks Sept. 11 in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Shanksville, Pa., as submitted to The Vindicator.
Youngstown: Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners, Oak Hill Renaissance Place (formerly Southside Hospital), 345 Oak Hill Ave., 10 a.m. Sept. 11; short musical tribute and planting of a flowering tree.
U Youngstown State University will have a commemoration service and student memorial flagpole dedication Sept. 11 beginning with an 8 a.m. prayer vigil led by YSU Campus Ministries in Kilcawley Center's Chestnut Room. A ceremony at 9:43 a.m. will start with a minute of silence at the 9/11 memorial flagpole site in the campus core. The time 9:43 a.m. was chosen because that is when American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon and took the life of YSU alumnus Terry Lynch.
Others will speak, including Tony Spano and Sara O'Brien, the students who initiated the memorial flagpole project; president David C. Sweet; and Cynthia Anderson, vice president for student affairs. The names of the 9/11 victims will be read at 2 p.m.
U "A Moment for Remembrance" will be observed on the steps of the Mahoning County Courthouse, 120 Market St., at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 11. Mahoning County commissioners and Mayor George McKelvey will host a service at 12:45 p.m.
U The Butler Institute of American Art will observe Sept. 11 with a flag-raising ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and moment of silence at 8:45 and a musical tribute on the Butler Front Lawn.
At 9 a.m., a continental breakfast for Butler members and participants will be at Beecher Court. The YSU Dana School will feature pianist Roman Rudnytsky at 12:15 at Beecher Court, main level.
Participants can meet artist Holger Keifel, whose photographs of rescue workers at the World Trade Center are on view at the Butler. Beecher Court, second level.
A 60-minute film documentary of Sept. 11 events will be shown continuously. Museum will be open until 8 p.m.
U City officials, area churches and members of the community will participate in a citywide Day of Remembrance service at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Federal Plaza Amphitheater.
This will be a service of thanks, reflection and blessing. Members of the community who were directly involved and affected by this day will share testimony and personal accounts from efforts over the past year. In case of inclement weather, the service will be at the YMCA. Sponsored by area churches and the YMCA of Youngstown.
Austintown: Austintown Community Park on Kirk Road, Stacy Pavilion, will have a service at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 featuring Austintown firemen honor guard, Korean War Veterans No. 137 Rifle Squad, buglers George Bodnar and Joe Pavlov, Democratic officeholders and candidates, and speaker the Rev. G. Thomas Badanjek. Free picnic-style food and refreshments. Reservations required. (330) 518-5916. Sponsored by Austintown Democrat Men's Club and Ladies Club.
Boardman: A vigil will be at the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross, 8392 Tod Ave., at 7 p.m. Sept. 11. The United Way, the Salvation Army, The Vindicator, WFMJ TV-21, New York Music and local police and fire departments are co-sponsoring this vigil with the Red Cross. The vigil will include a nondenominational candlelight ceremony, music and words of inspiration from local leaders. Families are encouraged to participate. Those interested should call (330) 726-6063.
U Stadium Drive Elementary School will be planting a tree on the school grounds at 9 a.m. Sept. 11. WKBN-TV 27, local firefighters and a student from each grade level will help plant the tree.
Coitsville: Coitsville Historical Society's National Memorial Garden will be dedicated during a public ceremony at 4 p.m. Sept. 11. The Garden is located on U.S. Route 422 at the intersection of Begala Road.
Lake Milton: American Legion Lake Post 737, 16465 Milton Ave., have a service at 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Everyone is welcome.
New Springfield: An evening of patriotic music, "Spirit of America Concert" will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Springfield Local High School Sports Arena behind the high school.
The program will commemorate the tragic loss experienced by our nation and honor the patriots who gave their lives. It will feature Youngstown Area Community Concert Band, Springfield Local High School Choir, Springfield Local Tiger Band and students from Springfield Local Schools.
Niles: A National Day of Remembrance Prayer Service will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at McKinley Memorial Auditorium, 40 N. Main St. A joint choir will offer an anthem, safety forces will be special guests and an offering of six-packs of bottled water will be collected to be given to the Red Cross for use at future disaster sites. Sponsored by Niles Clergy Association. Parking available at St. Stephens Church, Trinity Lutheran Church and the Masonic Lodge.
Howland: Township pupils will conduct an outdoor ceremony, Pledge of Allegiance and 21-gun salute. Middle and high school pupils will be let out of school at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11 to line the sidewalks of East Market Street during the ceremony.
Township trustees have purchased 3,000 small American flags for their use. The ceremony will culminate when the police and fire departments lower flags to half-staff, church bells toll and the American Legion fires the gun salute. The high school band is expected to play.
Warren: Warren Area Clergy Association, American Red Cross' Trumbull County Chapter and the city police and fire departments are sponsoring a memorial service at noon at Courthouse Square. The program, "We go on..." will include a military honor guard and a 21-gun salute and is open to the public.