The Telegraph: Day of remembrance offers full slate

By Staff Writer | The Telegraph | | September 9, 2011

St. Louis, MO — Across the area Sunday, feelings will run strong on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Events are planned on both sides of the Mississippi River. Here is a look:

ST. LOUIS – The quiet of 2,996 large flags fluttering on Art Hill in Forest Park will be a symbolic remembrance for the 10th anniversary, representing each person who died in the 9/11 attacks. Called America’s Heartland Remembers, the flag display will be the backdrop for a daylong event at Art Hill on Sunday that kicks off the week of remembrance.

Each 3-foot-by-5-foot flag will fly atop a 10-foot pole and carry a commemorative bracelet with the name of a life lost in the tragedy. The flags will remain up through Sunday, Sept. 18, and later will be sold to benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

The Sept. 11 remembrance includes:

– 8:46 a.m. – A memorial service with a moment of silence and remarks by dignitaries.

– 3 p.m. – A first responders and military flag dedication ceremony in conjunction with the “March To The Arch.”

– 7 p.m. – A tribute concert and volunteer appreciation event that will include performances by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Choir and the Air Force’s Mid-America Woodwind Quintet, reflections from a 9/11 responder and post-9/11 deployed military officer, and a candlelight vigil.

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