Sampling Of Observances Planned

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.

Central Ohio:

  • 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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