Area 9-11 memorial events |

Area 9-11 memorial events

Peace gathering

in Sopris Park

The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition will hold a ceremony honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, from 5:30 p.m. until sunset Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Sopris Park in Carbondale. The emphasis will be on promoting a vision of a nonviolent world. The evening will feature drumming by Steve Perreault and Laurie Loeb; speakers, including Carbondale Mayor Michael Hassig, Carbondale trustees Russ Criswell and Scott Chaplin, Basalt Trustee Jacque Whitsitt, Glenwood Springs City Council members Dan Richardson, Rick Davis and Jean Martensen and Jesus de Montes Oca; songs by Lisa Dancing Light and A.O. Forbes; open microphone; a prayer by Lauren Martin of the Mennonite Church; a candlelight vigil; and a song by Matt Johnson.

St. Barnabas

candlelight service

A Service for the Evening, focused on the Christian response of peace and reconciliation, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church at Hyland Park Drive and Blake Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Participants are asked to bring a candle to be placed in front of the sanctuary during the service. All ages are invited to attend and remember those who died last year in the Sept. 11 attacks within a setting of worship and celebration.

American Legion


A Patriot Day commemoration will be held to remember the victims of the attacks by the American Legion Post 83 at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 11, in front of the Glenwood Springs City Hall. The public is invited to attend. The Glenwood Springs City Hall and county government offices in Courthouse Plaza will close at 11:45 a.m. and staff with gather in front of the City Hall building to observe the Sept. 11 ceremony.

American Legion Post 86 in Collbran will hold a memorial, “We Will Remember,” to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 attacks one year ago and U.S. military killed in the war on terrorism. The memorial begins at noon Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Women’s Service Memorial on Main Street in Collbran. In case of inclement weather, the memorial will be held in the Collbran auditorium. For details, call 285-9050.

Candlelight vigil

at Congregational Church

The Congregational Church of the Valley will hold a candlelight vigil for peace at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Hear the words of wisdom and faith from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rabbi David Wolpe, Charles Colsan, Max Lucado, Kabir Helminski and Bruce Wilkinson. The church is located one block north of Main Street on Sixth in New Castle. For details, call 984-2232 or 625-4320.

Basalt marks Patriots Day

Patriots Day (Sept. 11) in Basalt will be marked with a memorial flag-lowering ceremony around the Town Hall flag pole beginning at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, with the help of the local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, police and fire departments, clergy and local citizens. At 8:28 a.m., the moment of impact on the second tower at the World Trade Center last year, the American flag will be lowered to the playing of Taps. Then it will be raised to half mast for the remainder of the day. After a moment of silence, Basalt Mayor Pro Tem Anne Freedman will read a proclamation from the Board of Trustees in commemoration of the day. The Basalt and Rural Fire Department, police department and U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Dick Merritt will offer brief messages of tribute, followed by an opportunity for citizens to speak in remembrance of those whose lives were lost one year ago. The ceremony will close with everyone joining in singing “God Bless America.”

Eagle County remembers

Eagle County will commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001, at a community gathering from 8:15-9:45 a.m. at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail. The program will include a musical interlude and tributes to selected victims of the 9/11 tragedy in a wreath-laying ceremony. Taps will be played and a bell will toll. The words of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address will be read. The ceremony will end with a moment of silence.

Good Shepherd Church

to hold two services

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, will hold two services of healing at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Mennonite Church

open for silent prayer

The Glenwood Springs Mennonite Church will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 11, for silent prayer, meditation and lighting a candle in memory of all victims of violence. There will also be an opportunity to observe and add to the “Swords to Plowshares” peace sculpture.

This calendar of events will appear in the Post Independent through Sept. 11. Send additional items to us via e-mail:

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