Spotlights to illuminate Phoenix sky in remembrance of 9/11


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2011
CONTACT: Daniel Scarpinato

First responders, American Heroes to be honored on 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (SEPTEMBER 8, 2011) – Two spotlights will shine into the Phoenix sky Sunday night in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States of America. The spotlights will be lit outside the state Capitol as part of a remembrance ceremony this Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

The remembrance event – “9/11: Remembering Our American Heroes” – will feature Historian Marshall Trimble, Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Phoenix Fire Department Chief Bob Khan, and Mark Spencer representing the Arizona Police Association and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this opportunity to reflect together on the tragedy of Sept. 11 and honor those who protected us.

As part of this remembrance, residents and businesses in downtown Phoenix are being asked to turn off their lights starting at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday in honor of those who were lost on Sept. 11. The spotlights will remain illuminated through the evening.

9/11: Remembering Our American Heroes

 What: Remembrance ceremony for the 10th year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks
When: This Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011; 6:30 p.m.
Where: Front of Old State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Opening Remarks
Marshall Trimble

Posting of the Colors
Police Fire Department Honor Guard

God Bless America
Marshall Trimble

Invocation
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Remarks
Chief Bob Khan, Phoenix Fire Department
Mark Spencer, Arizona Police Association & President, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association
Russell Pearce, President of the Arizona State Senate
Andy Tobin, Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives

Spotlights in remembrance of Sept. 11 attacks

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