Day of Remembrance Planned on 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

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Hundreds expected to participate in Colorado Springs memorial

A Community Commemoration Committee has been formed to organize a city-sponsored Day of Remembrance sunrise memorial at America the Beautiful Park on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

It will be the signature Sept. 11 memorial planned in the Pikes Peak region to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

The memorial will start at 7 a.m. and is expected to draw hundreds of area residents to honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. The event also is meant to ensure our community never forgets what happened on that day.

Highlights of the event will include a posting of colors by a joint El Paso County Sheriff’s-Colorado Springs Police Department Honor Guard and a moment of silence.

The Colorado Springs Council unanimously approved a resolution of support for the commemoration. The resolution designates Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, a “Day of Remembrance.”

Those invited to participate in the memorial include the men and women on duty in Cheyenne Mountain on the day of the attacks and who, as a result, played a critical role in the nation’s response.

Also invited are police, fire and sheriff’s personnel, along with active-duty military and veterans from all branches.

Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and in the air over Pennsylvania.

About the Community Commemoration Committee:

The committee members are: co-chair Lt. Gen. Ed Anderson (Army, retired), UCCS; co-chair Donald Addy, president, National Homeland Defense Foundation; El Paso County Commissioner Dennis Hisey; interim City Manager Steve Cox; Police Chief Richard Myers; Economic Development Corp. President Mike Kazmierski; Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce President Dave Csintyan; Chairman of the Military Affairs Council Lt. Gen. Ed Soriano (Army, retired); former Experience Colorado Springs CEO Terry Sullivan.

Ex-officio members are: Major Gen. Mike Edwards, Colorado adjutant general; El Pomar Foundation Senior Vice President Dave Palenchar; Adm. Sandy Winnefeld, NORAD and USNORTHCOM commander; Gen. Willie Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander; Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Air Force Academy superintendent; Brig. Gen. Jim Doty, Fort Carson acting commander.

For further information, contact:

Donald Addy
Co-Chair
Community Commemoration Committee
Phone: 1-719-577-9018
Email: daddy(at)nhdf(dot)org

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