LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Firefighters, police and politicians will
join Kentuckians across the state to commemorate the victims,
survivors and heroes on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.
In Louisville, "Louisville Remembers 9/11" will begin Sept. 11
at 8 a.m. EDT when churches, synagogues, mosques, schools and other
local organizations will observe a moment of silence and conduct
individual memorial services.
The citywide memorial ceremony at Jefferson Square will begin at
noon EDT with the Procession of Bagpipes and Colors before speakers
such as Adjutant General D. Allen Youngman, Jefferson County
Judge-Executive Rebecca Jackson and Louisville Mayor Dave Armstrong
address the crowd.
"This will be a truly ecumenical service with blessings from
the Catholic, Protestant and Muslim clergy," said Nick Ulman,
chairman of the event's planning committee.
The service will conclude with a 21-gun salute and a Muslim and
"This communitywide service will provide us with the
opportunity to again come together," Armstrong said.
The commemoration will resume at 7 p.m. EDT at the Belvedere
Plaza with additional speakers and music from the Louisville
Orchestra. The evening will conclude with a candlelight vigil and
the singing of "America The Beautiful."
In Frankfort, the anniversary of the attacks will be marked with
the "Governor's Tribute to Freedom," an hourlong public
remembrance at the Farnham Dudgeon Civic Center.
The free event will be held at noon EDT and feature the Army
National Guard Band, the First Christian Church Bell Choir and
remarks by Gov. Paul Patton and others.
"This day will allow the citizens of the commonwealth to join
our fellow Americans as we express our deepest sympathy in mourning
the losses of Sept. 11," Patton said.
Other services around the state include "United We Stand," a
regional celebration in Lexington organized by the
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and the United Way of the
Bluegrass; and a public convocation in the sanctuary of the
Campbellsville Baptist Church.
The Campbellsville University Concert Band will also perform
patriotic music at the convocation, which will begin at 10 a.m.
The Pennyroyal Area Museum in Hopkinsville will play host to a
commemorative service as part of the American Association of
Museums' "Celebrating America's Freedom: Joining communities in a
day of remembrance."
Tentative plans call for a fire engine siren to begin the
service at 9 a.m. CDT, the approximate time of the collapse of the
south tower in New York. Everything takes place at the old fire
station, now a museum annex. There will be an invocation by the
fire department chaplain, remarks from the mayor and county
judge-executive. A ringing of the bell 11 times will close the
The Bowling Green Human Rights Commission will lead "The Walk
Against Hate" at 5 p.m. CDT on Sept. 11. The walk will start at
the Warren County Justice Center and end at Fountain Square Park
with a short ceremony to honor local military, firefighters and
"It's a walk for peace and justice and understanding to shine a
light into the darkness of intolerance and create a hate-free
zone," said Misty Trosper of the commission.
The United Way of Boyd and Greenup counties is sponsoring an
event called United We Stand, which will include singing and
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