September 6, 2011 > Day of remembrance at Flight 93 Memorial
Day of remembrance at Flight 93 Memorial
Submitted By Tony Acosta
Observing the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States and the Heroes of Flight 93, the City of Union City will host a Day of Remembrance at its Flight 93 Memorial on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
The Remembrance ceremony starts at 1 p.m., and will feature a special Honor Guard consisting of local Eagle Scouts, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 9601 Honor Guard (Castro Valley), the American Legion Honor Guard, District 10 (Alameda County) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Honor Guard (National) to present the colors. Two-time Union City Teen Idol Winner Jazleen Serrano will sing the National Anthem and Amazing Grace for attendees. A series of local dignitaries, led by Union City Mayor Mark Green, will offer their observations on the Day That Changed America and the Heroes of Flight 93. Messages from Memorial Originator, Michael L. Emerson, and Memorial Designer & Project manager, Robert Mowat, will also be read.
The hour-long ceremony will conclude with a special flag procession to the Memorial, a 21-gun salute, the reading of the Heroes' names, and conclude with the mournful notes of taps.
The public is invited to share this simple, yet moving, ceremony to honor the Heroes of Flight 93, experience the elegant power of the Memorial's design and ponder the words: "There, but for the grace of God, go I."
911 Memorial Service
Sunday, Sept 11
Sugar Mill Landing Park, Union City