In less than one week, it will be ten years since the attack on World Trade Center and the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001 and there are events planned all over the state to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Denver: Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock will host Colorado Remembers 9/11, a free commemorative concert on Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. at Civic Center Park featuring the Beach Boys and Colorado Symphony. A remembrance procession led by the Colorado National Guard, Firefighters and Law Enforcement will be followed by a military Flyover, firing salute and much more.
Boulder: The Boulder Public Library will host the global sidewalk chalk art project “Chalk4Peace” in remembrance of the terrorist attacks, according to The Daily Camera. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 11, Chalk4Peace will provide chalk for anyone to use on the concrete plazas outside the main library.
Colorado Springs: America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs will be the site of another commemorative event titled “9/11 Day of Remembrance,” a free public memorial beginning at 8 a.m. on Sept. 11. Families who suffered losses due to the terrorist attacks will be guests at the one-hour ceremony, according to the Gazette, as well as former Colo. Gov. Bill Ritter, who will be master of ceremonies. The event will conclude with a flyover by the Colorado Air National Guard.
Morrison: West Metro Fire Rescue Local 1309 hosts the annual 9/11 Stair-Climb on Sept. 11 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The walk is designed to be representative of 110 stories, the height of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. Participants will make nine counter-clockwise laps in the amphitheatre, according to the event website.
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