9/11 memorial events in hub this weekend:

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Boston Cares 9/11 Memorial Flag Planting
5:30 a.m.
Volunteers will plant nearly 3,000 American flags near the 9/11 Garden of Remembrance at the Boston Public Garden.

American Red Cross 9/11 Remembrance Blood Drive

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Give blood at Fenway Park, Gate D, in honor of those who died on 9/11.
www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation

Massachusetts 9/11 Fund Wreath Laying Ceremony
7:30 a.m.
Mayor Thomas Menino will officiate a wreath laying ceremony at the Boston Public Garden 9/11 Memorial.

Massachusetts 9/11 Fund Flag Lowering
8:30 a.m.
The flag will be lowered, followed by a reading of victims’ names on the front steps of the State House with Gov. Deval Patrick presiding. A moment of silence will be held at 8:46 a.m. to honor the lives lost on 9/11

Massachusetts 9/11 Fund Commemoration Observance and Award Presentation
9:30 a.m.
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo will preside over the presentation of the Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery held at the State House in the House Chambers. Speakers include victims’ family members, U.S. Sens. John Kerry and Scott Brown, and Victoria Reggie Kennedy, wife of deceased Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Boston Cares 9/11 Memorial Book Reading
10 a.m.
Volunteers will gather at Boston City Hall to ready 2,068 library books for use at Boston Public School Iibraries — that’s 10 books honoring each of the 206 Massachusetts 9/11 victims.

Boston Cares 9/11 Memorial School Beautification
10 a.m.
Volunteers at the Mather Elementary School in Dorchester, the Community Academy of Science and Health in Dorchester and the Hennigan School in Jamaica Plain will paint murals, work in the gardens and orchards, build benches and prepare libraries in memory of 9/11.

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund 9/11 Service Project
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gathering on Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, volunteers and enthusiastic supporters will help the Military Heroes Fund assemble 1,000 care packages, which will be shipped to military personnel from Massachusetts stationed around the globe. Gov. Deval Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley and Victoria Reggie Kennedy, wife of former Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, plan to join the effort. Brief remarks will be given at 1 p.m.  

Beyond the Bike 2011: Empowering Widows in Afghanistan
Noon, $25 registration fee
Join in on the 25-mile bike ride from Dover-Sherborn High School to Boston and help raise funds for Beyond the 11th, an organization dedicated to raising money for Afghan women who have lost their husbands to war and violence.
beyondthebike.kintera.org/

Remembering 9/11 Bell-ringing

1 p.m.
The city and state will participate in a nationwide bell-ringing at Faneuil Hall with the Back Bay Bell Ringers.

“Massachusetts Remembers” Concert at the Hatch Shell
3 p.m., FREE
Both the Boston Pops Brass Ensemble and the Children’s Chorus are set to perform at the free public concert. The two-hour tribute on the Esplanade will honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 with music, readings, and time for reflection.

Ten Years Later: Musical Responses to 9/11
3 p.m., FREE
Tufts Composers present a concert featuring the world premiere of Diana Dabby’s entire “September Quartet” along with a host of other featured soloists.
http://as.tufts.edu

9/11 Berklee Memorial Concert
7:30 p.m.
$10 at ticketmaster.com
The students and faculty of Berklee College of Music will perform original music, slam poetry, stories and dance. This multimedia event will feature a wide range of acts ranging from acappella to stories from a 9/11 eyewitness and 9/11 survivor.
www.911bmc.com
 
The Day That Changed America
11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
FREE
Get a history lesson on 9/11’s place in history from park rangers at Bunker Hill Monument. The rangers will observe a moment of silence and give special talks contrasting the tragedy of 9/11 with other enduring moments in American history.
www.nps.gov/bost/planyourvisit/events.htm



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