9/11 Memorial Activities and Events in and Around Sacramento, 2011

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Death Before Surrender

The new World Trade Center lights up the New York City sky on the night of September 10, 2011.  Thanks to Think Progress @thinkprogress

For the 10 year Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.A. there are a number of public events and activities to allow us to get together and remember the bravery of those who perished that day and celebrate the ongoing bravery of our men and women in the Armed Forces.

Be safe my brothers & sisters.  My prayers are with you.

This list comes from a recent article in the Sacramento Bee, Thanks @SacBee

Friday, September 9th


7:30 p.m. – Diverse Americans Unite – Japanese, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist  Americans – presents a memorial at The Buddhist Church of Florin, 7235 Pritchard  Road. At 8 p.m., participants will ring a Buddhist gong and conduct a  candlelight ceremony.  A map can be found here.

Saturday, September 10th

West Sacramento

Noon – A 9/11 Memorial Flag Tribute with nearly 3,000 small flags  representing lives lost on Sept. 11 is at Jefferson Boulevard and South River Road. The display continues through sundown Sunday.  A map is here.

Sunday, September 11th


8:46 a.m. – The Kiwanis Club of Greater Colfax presents Reading of Names  Memorial Service behind the Historic Freight Depot, 1-4 Main St.  Twitter @Kiwanis  The map is at this link.


4 p.m. – Dixon Fire Department unveils a 9/11 Memorial featuring steel from  the World Trade Center at 205 Ford Way.  Here is your map.

Rancho  Cordova

The California Capital Airshow (details in my post here) presents a tribute with a memorial flower  drop, concluding with a Missing Man formation at Mather Airport, 10510  Superfortress Ave. A ticket to the air show is required. The cost is $15 for  general admission.  Twitter @calcapairshow  The map is here.


Noon – St. John’s Episcopal Church holds a remembrance at 2351 Pleasant Grove  Blvd. A special memorial flag with names of victims hangs in the narthex.  Twitter @StJohnsEpisCh  A map is at this link.


5:30 a.m. – A remembrance vigil and reading of names of the men and women who  died in the attacks begins at the west steps of the Capitol. There will be a  moment of silence at 5:46 a.m. Immediately following, the crowd will be ushered  into one of the three memorial sites on the Capitol grounds.  A map for the Capitol is here.

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Nor Cal Tea Party Patriots, KTKZ and Fox 40 News  presents a memorial remembrance at Cal  Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. A free pancake  breakfast for first responders, military members and their families is from  7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. At 9:07 a.m., a bell will be rung and a moment of silence  will be observed.  Your map is here.

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento presents  “Decade of Remembrance” at the east steps of the Capitol.  A map is here.

Visit the Permanent 9/11 Memorial on the grounds of Cal ExpoSee my post on the Memorial here.

The Cal Expo website is here.  Maps, directions etc plus pages on all of the Cal Expo “stuff” including the 9/11 Memorial.  Here is a map as well.

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The Sacramento Memorial 9/11 Run & Walk

Online registration is closed but walk-in registration is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (September 9-11, 2011).  More info is hereThe course map & directions are here.


Folsom Lake CollegeA Gift of The Heart, Homeland concertClick here for a map.

Here is a list of 9/11 events across the country

Voices of September 11th has a listing of memorial events.

Watching television may overwhelm many of you this weekend, sometimes the reporters seem so stupid.  I know they are trying, but I’m just saying…..I had to turn the TV off for a while this morning and it’s only Friday.

So, if you feel a bit heavy-hearted get together with a smaller group at one of these events or just with your family.    If you have a motorcycle, ride.

Visit your local Fire Station or Police Station.  Take some cookies or flowers or just say “Thank you”.

Professional Firefighter Remembrances, Statewide

Firefighters in California are hosting 9/11 remembrances and activities throughout the state.

Please look at the list here.

Remembering is important but healing is even more important.

Fly your flag proudly and remember those firefighters, police officers and servicemen/women who dedicate  their lives to protect us each and every day.

Never forget.

Update September 12th:  @Sacbee has  nice article about the various Sacramento 9/11 observances.  At least 300 people attended the Remembrance Spectacular at Cal Expo.   The Cal Expo event included  3,014 pairs of shoes donated by Sacramentans to honor the  victims of 9/11. The shoes will go to the Salvation Army

Firefighte4rs, police and veterans observed the bell ringing in Capitol Park at 5:46 am PST (8:46 EST) designating the time the first plane hit the WTC.

Many churches noted increased attendance for their Sunday services.

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