9/11 memorial events in Philadelphia
Candlelight vigil at The Garden of Reflection
Lower Makefield, Bucks County
2,973 candles were made in remembrance for all those we lost. A vigil gives us a chance to pray for a loved one, but more practically to show they are never alone. Please join us to light a candle, say a prayer and remember.
Annual Remembrance Ceremony
Garden of Reflection
1950 Woodside Road
On the morning of Sept. 11, the Garden of Reflection’s memorial ceremony will begin 8:46 a.m. with the ringing of a fire bell marking the chronological events when the four attacks took place. Interfaith prayers will be offered by religious leaders after each moment is remembered. Names of Bucks County’s victims will be read while a flower is placed. A presentation of our Memorial Wreath to honor all 2973 victims of the attacks will be laid concluding our ceremony at approximately 10:10 a.m.
Day of Remembrance Fireman’s Tribute Walk
Fireman’s Hall Museum
Second and Quarry Street
Firefighters, police officers, city officials, veterans, and others will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, “Attack on America.” This event will include a march from the Fireman’s Hall Museum at Second and Quarry streets to the Betsy Ross House at Third and Arch streets. A program of commemoration will take place with guest speakers, a special flag folding ceremony, playing of “Taps,” and a bell tolling in memorial for fallen firefighters.
National Day of Remembrance Civic Engagement Expo
Nonprofits from throughout the Philadelphia region are invited to host information tables showcasing their ongoing volunteer opportunities. In previous years, organizations that participated in the civic engagement expo recruited more than 400 volunteers. The Civic Engagement Expo is a part of a larger effort to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy. Throughout the day, other activities will take place on Independence Mall and in nearby venues, ensuring a large turnout of potential volunteers. The day will conclude with a public ceremony featuring Mayor Michael Nutter and special guests.
Interfaith Prayer Gathering
Arch Street Friends Meeting House
Fourth and Arch streets
Please join the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia for a prayer gathering of memory and hope on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Commemorative Ceremony at Independence Mall
At Sixth Street between Chestnut and Market
Join Mayor Michael Nutter and members of the Philadelphia community as they pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Team Red White and Blue Moving Tribute
No matter where you’re going to be on Sunday, please join Team Red, White & Blue and make a “moving tribute” to honor those lost on 9/11, the servicemen and women who have been killed or wounded since 9/11 — and all their families. By committing to walk, run, bike or hike on Sept. 11, we are carving out time on this 10th anniversary to reflect upon the tremendous sacrifice so many Americans have made. Team RWB has people from all over the world, including soldiers deployed to Afghanistan, who are joining us in our mission to honor and remember. We encourage you to spread the word and make this tribute in groups, and where possible to meet at 8:30 a.m. to hold a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. — when the North Tower was first attacked.
Penn Museum Presents
Memorial Display and
Sept. 11 — An Afternoon
Ten years to the day that two hijacked planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, Penn Museum marks the solemn occasion with two special programs Sept. 11, and one Oct. 12 — and a powerful display, Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11, on view through Nov. 6, 2011. The program and the display offer visitors a timely opportunity to remember — and reflect anew. On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, Penn Museum offers pay-what-you-want admission.