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Published: Sunday, 9/4/2011 - Updated: 3 years ago

Area 9/11-related events

A number of events to mark the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are scheduled in the area in the coming week, including:

  • 6:15 p.m. Tuesday: A ceremony to install a World Trade Center artifact is to be held in the atrium between Perrysburg’s Municipal Building and Police Division. Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn and Perrysburg Police Officer Jim Williams, both of whom responded to the World Trade Center after the terrorist attack, will speak about their experiences.
  • 8:30 a.m. Tuesday: Siena Heights University in Adrian is to have an outdoor prayer service at the flagpole in front of Sacred Heart Hall at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center. To end the week, a 9 p.m. Mass is scheduled in St. Dominic Chapel on Sept. 11.
  • Thursday through Sept. 11: The 2011 Findlay Healing Field 9/11 Memorial, a display of U.S. flags flying in tribute for those who died from the terrorist attacks and all military personnel, is to be at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave., Findlay.
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: A memorial display will be at Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts Rotunda on the Perrysburg Township campus. Myrta Gschaar of Maumee, who lost her husband, Robert, as a result of the terrorist attacks on the second tower at the World Trade Center, is lending an array of Sept. 11 artifacts that are to be on display, including a piece of steel from the World Trade Center site given to each victim’s family.
  • Noon Thursday: Terra State Community College in Fremont is to hold a memorial service in front of Roy Klay Hall. Among participants are to be Fremont American Legion Post No. 121 Color Guard.
  • 1 p.m. Thursday: John Betori, Owens Community College’s police chief, is to speak on the college’s Findlay campus about his experience participating in rescue efforts following the World Trade Center attacks in the Conference Center’s room 111. A memorial display is planned in the Commons area.
  • 4 p.m. Friday: The United Muslims Association Of Toledo is to hold an interfaith prayer vigil at the Toledo Muslim Community Center, 5045 West Sylvania Ave.
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday: The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, 25877 Scheider Rd., Perrysburg, is to hold a Day of Unity: Remembrance of 9/11. Members are to give tours, answer questions, and pray with visitors.
  • 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11: Owens Community College has scheduled a Sept. 11 Memorial Flag Service adjacent to the college’s Center for Emergency Preparedness on Tracy Road in Lake Township. A fly-over by either the 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard or Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center Life Flight has been scheduled for 8:46 a.m..
  • 8:45 a.m. Sept. 11: A tribute, including a military honor guard, is to be held at Lourdes University before the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce annual Arts & Crafts Festival.
  • 9 a.m. Sept. 11: Firefighter’s Mass at the Historic Church of St. Patrick, 130 Avondale Ave., Toledo.
  • 11 a.m. Sept. 11: Sylvania is to hold a remembrance ceremony in River Centre Park at Main and Monroe streets.
  • Noon Saturday: A memorial ceremony is to be held at Body of Christ Fellowship Church, 5612 West Bancroft St., Toledo, during its health fair. Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo), and other community leaders are to speak.
  • Noon Sept. 11: Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition is to hold a peace demonstration at the corner of Secor Road and Central Avenue.
  • 1 p.m. Sept. 11: Special recognition of those who died on Sept. 11 is scheduled at Pilgrim Church, 1375 Sylvania Ave., Toledo, during its Patriot Day Rally.
  • 1 p.m. Sept. 11: A memorial service marking the 10-year anniversary is to be held on the Greek American Festival’s stage on the grounds of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Summit and Cherry streets.
  • 1 p.m. Sept. 11: A Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony is scheduled at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 5790 West Temperance Rd., Whiteford Township, Michigan.
  • 3 p.m. Sept. 11: Owens Community College is to show The Guys, a film that tells the story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers and the editor who helped him prepare the eulogies he must deliver. It is to be shown in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre on the Perrysburg Township campus. First-responder safety officials and a guest will be admitted free; otherwise, tickets are $4.
  • 5 p.m. Sept. 11: All Saints Lutheran Church and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church are to hold a commemoration prayer service at St. Joan of Arc, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo.
  • 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11: A tribute procession of first responders and military is scheduled to begin at Findlay’s South Main Street at Lincoln Street and continue to Main Cross. A ceremony is to follow featuring speeches by community leaders who went to New York City in response to the attacks.
  • 7 p.m. Sept. 11: Radio broadcast of “The Event 9.11.11” on WPOS-FM (102.3). The broadcast is to launch a 50 Days of Forgiveness Campaign from the Center of Unconditional Love in Liberty Center, Ohio.
  • 10-a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12: Northwest State Community College in Archbold is to display a steel beam from the World Trade Center, courtesy of the Wauseon Fire Department.


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