September 11th memorial events around Oregon


Notes of Peace:
Tribute Concert
6 p.m. Sun, Sept. 11,
23345 S. Beavercreek Road.
The Beavercreek United Church of Christ

The concert features recording artist Ellen Whyte and keyboardist Jean-Pierre Garau. The menu includes pulled pork, fresh corn, cole slaw, a brownie sundae, and a beverage. Cost is $25, or $20 in advance, for ages 11 and older; $12 to ages 3-10; and free to toddlers. Reservations are recommended. Visit or call 503-632-4553.

Picnic & multi-faith focus
George Rogers Park,
corner of Ladd and South State streets,
Lake Oswego

This service also will honor those who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks — and their families — and reflect on the good that has emerged from that day.

Christians and Muslims to Make World Record This 9/11: When the Rev. Barry Dennis, founder of the Coexist Celebration of Portland, and Harris Zafar, an international spokesman for the Muslim community, met at the Rizwan Muslim mosque during the observation of the Islam tradition of Ramadan, they talked about the importance of the near-approaching 10-year observance of 9/11.

In answer to their question: “What can we do to make a statement of peace, forgiveness and acceptance?” they came up with the idea to lead any and all people willing to participate in an ancient prayer ritual that is usually reserved just for Muslims with the thought: “Imagine hundreds of people, of all backgrounds, coming together to send a message of peace, acceptance and love.”

The free event will feature special music at 10:30 a.m, followed by the service and a bring-your-own picnic gathering on Sun, Sept. 11, at George Rogers Park, corner of Ladd and South State streets in Lake Oswego. Details: Barry A. Dennis, 503-709-3201, [email protected]

Remembrance Ceremony:
Hosted by the Lake Oswego Fire Department
1-3 p.m. Sun, Sept. 11, Millennium Park Plaza,
200 First St.,
Lake Oswego.

The fire chaplain will read the Fireman’s Prayer, the ladder truck will display the American flag, there will be a bugle player and possibly pipes and drums, and all of the names of the New York firefighters who died as a result of the attack will be read. Lake Oswego police officers will be present to read the names of the fallen police officers.

Vigil of Remembrance:
King of Kings Lutheran Church,
5501 S.E. Thiessen Road,

The self-directed vigil will provide a peaceful, low-key setting with soft music in which people can sit, reflect, pray or meditate in remembrance of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Volunteers will be available to answer questions, listen to concerns or support prayers. People also are invited to a worship service of remembrance (10 a.m.) including special songs and prayers for forgiveness, grieving and hope. 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sun, Sept. 11. King of Kings Lutheran Church, 5501 S.E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie; free; or 503-659-0990

Operation Homefront Freedom Walk 2011:
9 a.m. Sun,
Clackamas Community College,
19600 S. Molalla Ave.,
Oregon City

Operation Homefront presents Oregon’s Freedom Walk. People across the nation will be walking on Sept. 11 to remember those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks. The public is invited to remember those lost and to remember fallen soldiers. Visit for the latest on officials, sponsors and vendors who will be attending. ; free; or 503-318-2400

Jewish Community Day of Service:
1:30-3:30 p.m. Sun, Sept. 11.
Tryon Creek State Natural Area,
11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.

Commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by giving back to the community. Pull ivy and care for recently planted native trees and shrubs a stream-restoration site. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sun, Sept. 11. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd. Registration required: or 503-892-7413

9/11 Remembrance:
1 p.m.
Willamette Park boat ramp,
1100 12th St.,
West Linn

Along with a moment of silence, residents can bring a flower to place into the river as a tribute. Fire engines and police cars will be on display afterwards for the kids. 1 p.m. Sun, Sept. 11 at the Willamette Park boat ramp, 1100 12th St., West Linn; Details: Visit or call Bridget Saladino, City of West Linn project coordinator, at 503-657-0331

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