Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock will host “Colorado Remembers 9/11,” a memorial event to honor lives lost, first responders and members of the armed forces on Sept. 11, 2011. There will be a special address by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet. This ceremony will be followed by a free tribute concert celebrating America’s will to prevail. The memorial event will include a procession led by the Colorado National Guard and representatives from the Colorado public safety community. The presentation of military honors will include a firing salute, a fly-over, the playing of Taps and public display of World Trade Center artifacts.
The free tribute concert will feature The Colorado Symphony, Tyler Ward, the Colorado Children’s Chorale and The Beach Boys.
Colorado Remembers 9/11 is presented by The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (The CELL) and The Denver Post, 9News and AEGLive Rocky Mountains.
When: 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011
Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Sen. Mark Udall
Sen. Michael Bennet
Gov. John Hickenlooper
Mayor Michael Hancock
Also attending, members of the Colorado Congressional Delegation
Congresswoman Diana DeGette
Congressman Doug Lamborn
Congressman Ed Perlmutter
Congressman Mike Coffman
Congressman Jared Polis
Congressman Cory Gardner
RSVP REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDING PRESS:
Media Contact: Marc Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-550-8219
***Only accredited media representatives with photo identification from the Colorado Press Association, Associated Press or Colorado Broadcasters Association will be allowed into the media area. Media wishing access to the media area are required to register in advance by Friday, Sept. 9th and obtain a 9/11 Event credential upon arrival at Civic Center Park on Sunday, Sept. 11. The press registration booth will open at 11am at the Greek Theatre, located on the south side of Civic Center Park.