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City hosts remembrance ceremony on Sunday 9/11

Posted: September 6, 2011 3:03:11 PM PDT

City of Bellingham officials will host a remembrance ceremony commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the events of 9/11.   The ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 in the Flag Plaza in front of Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie Street.

The brief ceremony will honor those whose lives were most touched by the tragedies of September 11, 2001, as well as people across the nation and around the world who were witness to and affected by the shocking events of that day. It will include remarks by Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike and the Rev. Kent French, Interfaith Coalition and First Congregational Church, along with remembrance readings by community leaders, presentation of colors by the American Legion Color Guard and a procession by the Bellingham Firefighters Pipes and Drums.

Community leaders confirmed to participate include: Bellingham City Council President Stan Snapp; Bellingham Fire Chief Bill Boyd; Vernon Damani Johnson, co-founder, Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and political science professor at Western Washington University; Dr. Greg Baker, Superintendent, Bellingham Public Schools; Rabbi Cindy Enger, Congregation Beth Israel; Ken Oplinger, President/CEO, Bellingham Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Monem & Iman Salam, Bellingham Association of Muslims; Ted Carlson, Director, Bellingham Public Works, and others.

For information visit the City of Bellingham events calendar or contact the Mayor’s Office at 778-8100.

Media Contact:
Janice Keller, Communications Manager, 778-8100 or

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