9/11′s 10th anniversary: Update on local commemorations

September 4, 2011 at 11:11 am | In West Seattle history, West Seattle news | 1 Comment

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated – most recently 9/10 – with added information about local events)

(Photo by Ellen Cedergreen for WSB)
On Thursday afternoon, residents, staffers, and community members joined together at Providence Mount St. Vincent to fold dozens of paper cranes, adding to what they hope will total 1,000, as The Mount prepares for a remembrance service next Sunday, part of a growing list of local commemorations on what will be the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Here’s what we have on the list so far (and if you know of one in West Seattle or White Center that’s not listed here, please e-mail information so we can add it – thank you!):

9/11 HISTORY EXHIBIT AT LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: This is the first of two ways you can join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society/Log House Museum in observing the anniversary. Visit the LHM (61st/Stevens) next Sunday, noon-7 pm (that’s a later closing time than usual), to see its exhibit.

9/11 MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THE MOUNT: 1 pm next Sunday in the chapel, public welcome. Providence Mount St. Vincent is at 4831 35th SW.

TRIBUTE CONCERT AT HOLY ROSARY: Cantare Vocal Ensemble will perform a 9/11 tribute featuring Mozart’s “Requiem in D Minor” and Albinoni’s “Adagio in G Minor” at 3 pm next Sunday, with donations and a portion of proceeds going to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. The tribute also includes Voices of 9/11, described as “select memoirs of victims and their families, narrated by Q13 FOX Meteorologist MJ McDermott.” Cantare founder/artistic director Mark A. Adrian conducts. Tickets $25, available online here, or at the door before the concert.

(September 2001 photo by David Hutchinson: Candles, flowers, tributes at the Alki Statue of Liberty)
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AT ALKI STATUE OF LIBERTY: 7 pm on September 11th, you are invited to join the memorial vigil that’s being organized by SWSHS/LHM, at the spot where so many came from all over not only West Seattle but the rest of the region, to mourn, and to show unity. At the time, only the original Alki Statue of Liberty statue (recast, and unveiled on September 11, 2007, while the original now is kept at the museum) was there; the plaza was dedicated in 2008. (History side note: Did you know the Twin Towers were designed by a Seattle-born architect?)

TRIBUTE DURING HOLY FAMILY COMMUNITY STREET FAIR: September 11th will be the second day of this year’s community street fair at Holy Family School (20th/Roxbury), and once again this year, a 9/11 tribute is planned. (We are checking on the time; last year, a moment of silence was observed toward the start of the day; here’s our 2010 story.) Update: We are told this will be at 9:15 am.

(added Monday) HEALING SERVICE @ TIBBETTS: At 10:00 am, Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) will hold a special service. From their announcement:

Milestones are marked in many ways, some happy, some sad, some healing, Directly, or indirectly, we were all deeply touched by the events of that day. Whether by people we knew who were there or simply waking up, on what was a beautiful morning and hearing the news. As the day progressed, knowing in the back of our mind, but not being able to say quite yet; from today, life, as we know it, would forever change. As the days passed and more information came to light, the nagging thought we had that morning became a reality. The next ten years were indeed turbulent times. Our service marks that milestone with a time for remembrance, reflection, prayers and song. These are healing times, so please, come share in the healing.

Tibbetts is at 3940 41st SW.

(added Wednesday) REMEMBRANCE SERVICES AT ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST: The theme is “Remembrance: A Time for Reflection, Reconciliation, and Hope,” at 8 and 10:15 am Sunday at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 3050 California Ave SW. From their announcement:

All are welcome to join in this time of remembrance and hope on the tenth anniversary of the events that have marked our times and changed our lives. The Reverend David Wold, former bishop of the Southwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is guest preacher. The Reverend Peter DeVeau, Rector, presides. We all know where we were on this date ten years ago. That same day, many made their way to a house of worship. This house of prayer for all people will be open this Sunday to any seeking thoughtful insight and inspiration for the living of these days of challenge and change. All ages and all people are welcome.

(added Wednesday) SPECIAL SERVICE AT ‘THE WAY’: Also at 10 am Sunday, The Way Church of God, which meets at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, plans a special service. From their announcement:

Calling all service men/women, past, present, and future, and the community to a special service designed to honor all the service men/women who have given themselves for our safety and freedom. In remembrance of 9/11, The Way COG will host an event Sunday 10 am at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, dedicated to bring honor to all our heroes!

(added Friday) SPECIAL OFFER AT THE ADMIRAL THEATER: From Dinah at The Admiral: “This Sunday, in honor of the 10 year anniversary of September 11th, The Admiral Theater will be offering our first matinee FREE (any movie of your choice) to Police Officers, Fire Fighters and their immediate families. Police and Fire Fighters will need to show their Department ID and this is on a first-come, first-served basis.”

P.S. WSB Forums members are continue to share their 9/11/2001 memories in this thread, and you are welcome to contribute.

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    Comment by Mrs. Weston — 3:41 pm September 11, 2011 #

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