September 10, 2002 at 5:16 PM EST - Updated July 10 at 7:56 PM
Communities across Ohio have events planned to mark the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Among them:
The Cleveland suburb of Eastlake at 9:30 a.m. dedicates a memorial incorporating two pieces of World Trade Center wreckage, surrounded by a walkway in the shape of the Pentagon and a grassy area to represent the site of the Pennsylvania crash.
Middle and high school students from Howland Township near Warren will be let out of school at 8:30 a.m. to plant 3,000 flags in honor of victims along East Market Street, the main thoroughfare.
Poets read their work related to Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at a Cuyahoga Falls library.
State tribute to the victims and the Ohioans who responded to help them, including 3,000 flags on the capitol lawn representing those dead or missing, 8:30 a.m., Statehouse.
"The Living American Flag" of about 5,800 people holding red, white and blue cards, about 6 p.m., at Columbus Crew Stadium. Volunteers are to gather by 5 p.m.
The "Rolling Requiem," performances at 8:46 a.m. of Mozart's "Requiem" funeral Mass in most of the world's time zones, in Broad Street Presbyterian Church in Columbus and St. John Cathedral in Cleveland. The services begin at 8:30 a.m. and the music starts at the moment the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
Ohio State University ROTC units begin a flag ceremony at 8:46 a.m. on the Oval, that includes a 21-gun salute and the reading of the names of all university faculty, staff and students called to military service in the past year. Speakers, panel discussions and a commemorative wreath laid in Mirror Lake are among other events.
Ceremony at City Hall in Columbus, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"Let's Roll" ceremony at 9:45 a.m. in Galion -- named for the call to action made famous by passenger Todd Beamer on the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania -- including a flyover by Mansfield-base Air National Guard C-150 transport planes, the sounding of police and fire sirens, a bagpipe orchestra and gun salute.
"Patriot Day: Miami Valley Remembers," 11:45 a.m., in Dayton's courthouse square.
In Springfield, a community walk leaves 6:30 p.m. from Wittenberg University.
About 3,000 red, white and blue balloons will be released at the end of a 7 p.m. tribute at Springboro High School.
An overnight vigil begins at 12:01 a.m. at the University of Cincinnati and ends with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. A student march also is planned at 10 a.m. Wednesday from Clifton Mosque to the Conservatory of Music plaza.
Empty chairs symbolizing victims to be placed in front of Miami University's Roudebush Hall.
Veterans of Foreign Wars present a 21-gun salute as part of an 8:30 a.m. ceremony outside the courthouse in McArthur.
A chorus performs a memorial cantata with bagpipes at 7 p.m. at Martins Ferry High School.
"A Day of Remembrance," 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at Fifth Third Field in Toledo.
A choir and fireworks are part of a 7 p.m. observance at Rutherford B. Hayes presidential center in Fremont.
"9-11: A Musical Tribute Celebrating our Freedom" at 7 p.m. in Bucyrus Middle School includes a mass choir, bell choir and orchestra.
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