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12 Sep 2011

Philadelphia remembers Sept. 11

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On the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedy, which is now recognized as the National Day of Service & Remembrance, please join Global Citizen, Greater Philadelphia Cares, and SERVE Philadelphia at our 3rd Annual Civic Engagement Expo. Stop by Independence Mall on Sunday, September 11 from 2 – 5 p.m. to learn more about how you can volunteer with diverse nonprofit organizations throughout the year.


Volunteer with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Volunteers will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/01 tragedies by performing service that will preserve and sustain the environment and will enhance peaceful enjoyment of nature by recreational users of the park. We’ll be repairing trails, removing invasive exotic vegetation, protecting native habitat, installing signs, and painting over graffiti.At the conclusion of this event, volunteers will visit the nearby William Penn “Toleration” statue which overlooks the beautiful Wissahickon Valley. At the statue, we’ll reflect and discuss Penn’s policy of toleration of diverse religious and political beliefs and how this policy is more relevant than ever in today’s world.


Philadelphia International Airport 9/11 Ceremony

Event Date: Sun, 09/11/2011 – 10:00 – 11:15

To observe the solemn 10th anniversary of 9/11, Philadelphia International Airport is planning a special program in the Terminal A-West International Arrivals Hall on Sunday, September, 11, 2011. The program includes remarks by Airport CEO Mark Gale and representatives from the airlines, Transportation Security Administration, and the Liberty USO. The Airport has also invited a military chaplain and members of the Airport Police and Fire units as well as U.S. Customs and Border Protection to participate. There will also be a special flag ceremony at 10:30 AM and a moment of silence in remembrance of all the innocent victims who perished that day.


Hands Across the Square, An Interfaith Remembrance of 9/11

Join us Sunday, September 11, 2011, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Rittenhouse Square (on Walnut Street between 18th and 19th Streets), as area congregations host hospitality tents displaying the diverse traditions and common values of the religious groups that worship within walking distance of Rittenhouse Square and elsewhere in the City. From 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. an interfaith service for the public will be conducted including Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist prayers and readings. The service will conclude by inviting those present to join hands creating a human chain of togetherness and community as a response to the 9/11 tragedy. This event is sponsored by the Center City Residents’ Association and the Mayor’s Office of Faith Based Initiatives.


Living Without Fear: The Ethical Society Building

1906 Rittenhouse Square-2:30 PM

Terror can come to us in many ways…”I’m frightened we’ll be attacked again.” “The violence in my neighborhood makes me worried about my family’s safety.” “My kids are out of control…I’m scared of what will happen.” “I’m unemployed and terrified that I can’t feed my family or pay the bills.” “My 401K is way down and I’m afraid that I won’t have enough saved for retirement.” “I’m concerned about my health…I’m not getting any better.” “I’m alone and have panic attacks.” “There’s too much stress in my life.”…but freedom from fear is possible!


When human means are not enough there is a Bible-based answer to every form of fear that can give you lasting peace, comfort and healing. It’s the natural result of God’s laws. Come hear a free one-hour talk by international speaker, Ginny Luedeman. She has proved Christian Science to be a practical, “hands-on” law of Love that really works in everyday experiences, even tough ones! You can begin living without fear now!


Discounted parking is available. Free child-care is onsite.


Prayer Gathering

Please join the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia for a prayer gathering of memory and hope on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Sunday, September 11th, 2011; 4:00 PM, Arch Street Friends Meeting House, 4th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia PA * All are welcome * Immediately following the prayer gathering, walk together to the City of Philadelphia’s Commemoration Event at 5:30 PM on Independence Mall.


Honor Educate & Serve –

City of Philadelphia’s September 11th Commemorative Ceremony Independence Mall


Join Mayor Michael Nutter and members of the Philadelphia community as they pay tribute to the 10th Anniversary of September 11th.

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