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Community events to mark Sept. 11 anniversary this weekend

September 8, 2011

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A number of events are scheduled this weekend in Lawrence to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Here’s a rundown:

• 9/11 Memorial at Kansas University, Friday through Monday, in front of Stauffer-Flint Hall: The 9/11 Memorial will consist of about 3,000 flags with the name of each person killed in the attacks. For more information, email suasocialissues@ku.edu.

• “Heroes Day,” Saturday: Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will read the preamble to the Constitution at halftime of the KU football game in honor of heroic actions during the 9/11 attacks. Fans will be invited to recite the preamble with Gray-Little. The game against Northern Illinois begins at 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Reduced-rate tickets are available for members of the military, police, fire and medical personnel, as well as teachers.

• “From Fear to Hope. Commemorating 9/11,” an interfaith event, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive. Jane Tedder, a survivor of the terrorist attacks, will be the featured speaker. The event also will include music and readings from a variety of community groups. A project by the Lawrence Arts Center, which will invite people to record their 9/11 memories, will also kick off at the event.

• Candlelight remembrance at the Campanile, 7:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Elizabeth Berghout, associate professor of music, will present a carillon performance from the Campanile. Sara Rosen, KU senior vice provost; Lawrence Mayor Aron Cromwell; and Libby Johnson, student body president, will speak. Candles will be provided.

Also at KU, Danforth Chapel will be reserved for moments of reflection from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

In addition, the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center is asking the local community to pledge one volunteer hour for each of the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 attacks.

The volunteer opportunity — Challenge 3,000 — kicks off Sunday and will run for six weeks.

Anyone interested in Challenge 3,000 can go online and “pledge” a certain amount of volunteer hours, and, for each hour, volunteers will be sent the names of the victims their hours will honor.

For more information, contact Micki Chestnut, associate director of the volunteer center, at communications@rhvc.org, or go to rhvc.org.

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