September 11 remembrance events

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Communities across Vermont are commemorating the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in many ways. VPR provides this listing of ceremonies across the state. Scroll down the list to find events in your town.

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8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Prayer vigil at Ascutney Union Church, followed by a worship service at 7:00 p.m.


7:00 p.m. Candlelight service of remembrance and appreciation. Led by Reverend Richard Forcier at the First Church of Barre

7:00 p.m. Service at Evangelical Free Church, Barre.

7:30 p.m. Service at First Presbyterian Church

7:00 p.m. Vigil at City Hall Park, sponsored by Barre service clubs.


9:30 a.m. A documentary film, “In Memoriam: New York City 9/11/01” will be shown at the Bennington Museum. Later showings at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. Ceremony at the Bennington town offices.


5:15 p.m. Interfaith service, Brattleboro town common.


9:45 -10:30 a.m. Procession down Church Street from the Unitarian Church (Pearl Street) to City Hall (Main Street). Procession led by police and fire chiefs and a riderless horse. A ceremony on the City Hall steps will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed shortly by a series of bells and moments of silence. Flags will be lowered to half-staff and the victims’ names will be read aloud.

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Following guidelines from National Association of Fire Chiefs, Burlington Fire Department will drive trucks onto firehouse ramps for assembly. Between 10:05 and 10:28 there will be five sets of bells, sirens, and moments of silence. At 10:06 flags will be brought to half-staff and raised back at 10:29. At 10:30 the firehouses on South Winooski and North Avenue will open for public receptions.

12:15 -1:15 p.m. Lunch discussion, led by Gregory Gause. Lafayette Building, Room #408 at the University of Vermont. Contact Wendy Velander 223-0388, UVM.

5:00 p.m. Tree planting ceremony and plaque dedication at Battery Park. Speeches by Mayor Peter Clavelle, Steve Sinclair, and “Branching Out” President Chris Hadsel. Contact: 865-7166, City of Burlington.

5:00 p.m. Speech by members of the catholic clergy at Battery Park. Public address followed by a procession from Battery Park to St. Joseph’s Church, 85 Elmwood Avenue. Contact: Burlington Catholic Diocese – Father Steve Hornat 863-2388 or Gloria Gibson 658-6110

5:30 p.m. – sunset Ceremony at Waterfront Park. Flag and wreath laying ceremony, followed by candlelight vigil. 1,000 candles will be distributed to those in attendance. Choral performance by “Sweet Adelines”. Members of the community are encouraged to contribute to a community mural to be painted during the Waterfront Park ceremonies. Contact: Lt. Col. Gerald Scott 253-7596, Coast Guard.

6:30 pm Bishop Angell delivers a Memorial Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, 85 Elmwood Avenue. All police, soldiers, Knights of Columbus and emergency personnel are encouraged to attend. Contact: Father Steve Hornat 863-2388, Burlington Catholic Diocese

7:00 – 7:40 p.m. Poetry readings at Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall. Readings by Mark Rubin, Charles Ballantyne, Jim Ellefson, Ren Been. Host, David Sokol. Contact: City Arts 865-7166
7:45 – 9:30 p.m. Film, “From the Ashes” by Deborah Schaffer at Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall. Film discussion led by Fran Stoddard. Contact: City Arts 865-7166

Ongoing: Art exhibit, “Expressing the Inexpressible” at Burlington City Hall. Art will be on exhibit until September 30.


7:00 p.m. Candlelight vigil at the Ducharme Funeral Home


6:00 p.m. Memorial service, Adams & Kenney Funeral Home


7:30 p.m. Remembrance service, Church of the Wildwood


For information on St. Michael’s College events, contact Buff Lindau 654-2536

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Prayer, reading of victims’ names, St. Michael’s College Chapel.

12:00 noon Mass at St. Michael’s College Chapel.

12:45 p.m. “Solidarity Circle” 1,000 people will join hands. Campus green at St. Michael’s College.

4:00 p.m. Panel discussion: “Freedom and Security”. Jeffrey Ayers, David Mindich, Traci Griffith, John Hughes. St. Edmund’s Hall 3rd floor at St. Michael’s College.

5:00 p.m. Panel discussion: “Lessons from the Past”. Kathleen Mondanaro, Patricia Siplon, David Mindich. St. Edmund’s Hall 3rd floor at St. Michael’s College


12:30 p.m. Memorial service with local police and firefighters at the Currier Memorial School. The public is invited.

Hanover, NH

For information on Dartmouth College events, contact Laurel Stavis, (603) 646-3661

8:45 a.m. Dartmouth College and Upper Valley churches ring bells for one minute, followed moment of silence.

12:00 p.m. Dartmouth College president speaks in the College Chapel.

7:00 p.m. Vigil on the Dartmouth College green. Students and community members will light 3200 candles.

8:45 p.m. Bells ring at Baker Library, Dartmouth College.

Ongoing: Hood Museum of Art is showing an exhibition, “The Four Freedoms” by Norman Rockwell.

Hartland Four Corners

9:00 a.m. Remembrance service, First Universalist Society. Service will be followed by meditation, counseling and healing.


7:00 p.m. Tree planting ceremony, Hubbardton Battlefield.


7:00 p.m. Interfaith candlelight service, First Congregational Church.


12:00 – 1:00 p.m. The Mendon United Methodist Church will be open for reflection and prayer.


10:00 a.m. A documentary film, “In Memoriam: New York City 9/11/01” will be shown at the Henry Sheldon Museum. Later showings at noon and 2:00 p.m.


8:45 a.m. Vigil, “Another World Is Possible” at the Montpelier Post Office, followed by

9:00 – 10:25 a.m. Service at the Vermont College Chapel will include art, broadcast of services in New York City and readings and reflection.

10:26 Circle on the green. Brian Webb will play the carillon to commemorate the time that the second of the Twin Towers fell.

12:00 – 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to contribute to a peace monument at Hubbard Park

5:00 p.m. Film showing, “Ground Zero” at the Savoy Theatre

7:00 p.m. Ceremony and dedication will be held by the the Montpelier Elks

7:00 p.m. Service, Christ Episcopal Church


7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Peace meditation, the Circle of Healing Center.


8:46 a.m. Memorial ceremony, Vermont Police Academy

Plattsburgh, NY

8:46 – 10:30 a.m. Four moments of silence, preceded by bell ringing at 8:46, 9:03, 9:59 and 10:29. Kehoe Administration Building, Plattsburgh State University campus. Contact: Keith Tyo, (518) 564-2090

12:00 p.m. Luncheon and student panel discussion Angell College Center, Warren Ballroom at Plattsburgh State University. Contact: Keith Tyo, (518) 564-2090


9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Union Christian Church at the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site will be open. A community ceremony will be held at noon.


7:00 p.m. Prayer service, Poultney United Methodist Church


7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Buddhist talk, guided meditation and prayers, Oak Meadow offices in the Putney Tavern.


For information on events at the College of St. Joseph, please contact Mark Grossarth 773-5900 x3262

9:30 a.m. President of the College of St. Joseph speaks in the College Chapel. Ceremony will include music and prayer, followed by planting ceremony with Rutland Fire Dept at the campus flagpole. 71 Clement Road.

12:00 p.m. Remembrance ceremony, held by the American Legion.

5:00 – 9:15 p.m. Hourly readings and meditation at the Rutland Unitarian-Universalist Church. Service at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Amy Zucker 775-0850.

7:00 p.m. Remembrance service at the Paramount Theatre, held by evangelical pastors

8:30 p.m. Program of events, 71 Clement Road at Tuttle Hall Theater, College of St. Joseph.
9:30 p.m. Candlelight vigil behind St. Joseph Hall, College of St. Joseph.


7:30 p.m. Remembrance service, Unitarian Universalist Church


7:00 p.m. Interfaith service featuring songs and candles, on the steps of the Akeley Memorial Building.


The Billings Farm & Museum will offer free admission all day Wednesday and display a quilt entitled, “A Fireman’s Prayer Flag”.


State historic sites are open on September 11, free of charge: Bennington Battle Monument, Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Chester Arthur State Historic Site in Fairfield, Chimney Point State Historic Site, Hubbardton Battlefield, Hyde Log Cabin in Grand Isle, Senator Morrill State Historic Site in Strafford, Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, and the Old Constitution House in Windsor. Conatct: Division for Historic Preservation, John Dumville 828-3051.

Vermont catholic school children will “adopt” a victim in prayer for the next year. Contact Marianne Read, Superintendent of Vermont Catholic Schools, 658-6110 x 202.

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