This year marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Here are four events taking place this weekend where you can honor and remember the dead.
Memorial tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Louisville choir of September 11
WHAT: A concert conducted by musical director Daniel Spurlock
OR: Louisville Memorial Auditorium, 970 S. Fourth St.
WHEN: Sep 11 3 p.m.
COST: Tickets start at $ 23, $ 20 seniors, $ 5 students (buy one, get one free)
MORE INFORMATION: 502-968-6300; louisvillechorus.org
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Cathedral of the Assumption blue mass for the 20th anniversary of September 11
WHAT: In honor of local first responders and those killed in the line of duty. The Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, will preside over Mass. Representatives from the Louisville Metro Police Department, Louisville Fire Department, Louisville Emergency Medical Services, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will thank current and former first responders for the work and honor those who lost their lives in the performance of their duties. Open to all faiths.
OR: Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St.
WHEN: noon Saturday 11 Sept.
COST: To free
MORE INFORMATION: It will also be a day of honor and pride. Starting at 11 am, S. Fifth St. will close between W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard and W. Liberty Street for a display of a helicopter, fire trucks, ambulances and mounted police. The street will remain closed until approximately 2 p.m. The public is invited to greet first responders, learn about their trades and thank them for all they do.
Remembering September 11th with Global Games Changers: 20th Anniversary
WHAT: Includes tributes to the heroes and victims of 9/11, food trucks, crafts, cartoonish drawings, music by Alex Miller (2021 American Idol contestant will perform at noon, acoustic set and 5:30 p.m. with his group), reconnaissance of real 9/11 superheroes, stair climb, police vehicles and helicopter, mounted police, Louisville Fire Department fire truck and more. Heather French Henry, former Miss America and National Veterans Lawyer, will host the event. Hosted by Global Game Changers, a Louisville-based nonprofit
OR: Paristown, 720 Brent Street.
WHEN11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 11
COST: To free
MORE INFORMATION: 911leçon.org
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9-11 Memorial at the Period Fire Museum
WHAT: The annual event honors all those who lost their lives in the attack on the Twin Towers of September 11, 2001. This year’s memorial will feature an honor guard, a large flag hoisted high between two ladder trucks, a short address, a prayer, a period of silence and a bell ceremony. Bring a lawn chair, mask, and social distancing is suggested.
OR: Big Four Station, Jeffersonville, on the west side of the park along Mulberry St. (behind the entrance to the pedestrian bridge)
WHEN: Sep 12, 3 p.m.
COST: To free
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