9/11 events in the region
September 10, 2011 10:10PM
Updated: November 3, 2011 11:49AM
Sunday, Sept. 11
1 to 5 p.m., National Day of Service and Remembrance, Thomas Branch of the Westchester Public Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. The day was federally established to recognize victims, survivors and responders of 9/11; 926-7606.
Also, the temporary exhibit “Remembering 9/11” is on display from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Sept. 7-30, at the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave.; 983-9715.
8:40 and 11 a.m. services, First United Methodist Church, 352 S. Main St. There will be a dedication of a permanent memorial on the southwest corner of the property; 663-1515.
10:30 a.m., anniversary service, First Baptist Church, 507 State St., with U.S. Rep. Mike Pence as guest speaker; 228-2965.
1:30 p.m., memorial service, the Pavilion at Wolf Lake, 2324 Calumet Ave.
Noon, Main Square Park Gazebo, 3001 Ridge Road; concludes at 1 p.m. with the Nationwide Moment of Remembrance; 923-3666.
Events begin at 5 p.m. with a cookout at City Ball Park, 100 W. 8th St. Cost is $5. The silent parade begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Doughboy Memorial and 7th and Main streets, and will be lit by first responder lights and candlelight. The parade route will be lined with hand prints representing every life lost on Sept. 11 and in military operations thereafter. Handprints will be sent in care packages to the troops. The event concludes at Festival Park with a candlelight vigil, musical tribute and laser show; 945-0909.
Noon, church bells and sirens will sound at noon to reflect on those lost on 9/11.
1 to 3 p.m., The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road; a special commemorative event with Munster Police Honor Guard and guest Frank Darrington, president of Munster VFW. Also included is “New York, September 11th” by Magnum Photographers, a national traveling exhibition of 42 color and black-and-white photographs, photo tapestries and light boxes. Admission to the exhibit and commemorative event is free. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 18; 836-1839, Ext. 108.
6:45 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars, Munster Post 2697, will conduct a sunset ceremony at Edward Robinson Community Veterans Memorial, 9710 Calumet Ave., Munster; 836-6033.
8:40 a.m., Portage Police and Fire departments host a Commemoration Ceremony at Gilbert Park, 2775 Willowcreek Road, Portage; names of 343 fallen New York firefighters and 60 police officers will be read. 762-5425.
3 p.m., Patriotic Tribute with Mrs. O’Leary’s Brass Band at St. John the Evangelist Church, 10701 Olcott Ave.; a free-will offering will be accepted with a portion providing overseas care packages. 365-5678.
7:15 p.m., the family of Eric Graff is having a 9/11 Memorial Service at Northwoods Restaurant, 8101 Wicker Ave. This year’s honorees are St. John Fire Chief Fred Willman, Timothy R. White, Cedar Lake Fire Department, Donald E. Hess, William Rolniak, Thomas Alan Cook Augustas Vicari.
7:30 a.m., Purdue University North Central, 1401 S. U.S. 421, a section of a steel I-beam recovered from the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001, will be placed on permanent display in the PNC LSF Building Cybercafe, Room 114, followed by a moment of silence at 7:45 a.m. and again 18 minutes later at 8:03 a.m. 785-5268.
Monday, Sept. 12
9 a.m., students, faculty, staff and administrators gather at the flagpole, on the east side of campus, Indiana University, 3400 Broadway. 980-6536.
9 a.m., Valparaiso Fire and Police Departments are having a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony by the First Responders Garden, Foundation Meadows Park, 3210 N. Campbell St.