Wednesday, September 7, 2011

SW Washington Takes Time to Remember

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It has been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and it is evident that our community is pausing to reflect on the loss, the impact and the ways in which our world has changed.

This year has been designated by the President of the United States as the first National Day of Service and Remembrance.  It is hoped that as we remember, we will serve in honor of those who served us with the ultimate price of their lives.

There are many events this coming weekend for you to choose from throughout Clark County.  They include:

Ghost Town Poetry Reading at Cover to Cover Books at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8th

CRESA Open House along 13th Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 10th

Roses & Steel 9/11 Memorial will be held at Cowlitz Fire at 701 W Vine St, Kelso at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th.  Steel from the World Trade Center & a fire department open house.

Clark County Fire District 3 will host an observance at 6:58 a.m. at 17718 NE 159th St in Brush Prairie on Sunday, September 11th.

Camas Fire will host a bell ceremony and breakfast at the Camas Library at 625 NE 4th Ave in Camas at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th.

Clark County Fire & Rescue Firefighter's Association will host their 7th Annual Golf Tournament at the Lewis River Golf Course.  Contact Michael Book at for more information.

Vancouver Freedom Walk is a 2.5 mile walk through the Vancouver Historic Reserve and begins at Grand Central Fred Meyers.  Registration starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th.

Memorial in the Park will be a memorial church service hosted by the First Church of the Nazarene at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th.

Service of Remembrance will be held at Majesty Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th.

10th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th at Vancouver Landing on the Columbia River at the Amphitheater near the Quay. 

East County Fire & Rescue will serve a spaghetti dinner at Station 91 at 600 NE 267th Ave in Camas from 5:30p-7:00p on Sunday, September 11th.

Several other events in Portland are listed on the website for the Columbian at this address.  A number of service opportunities throughout the Portland Metropolitan area are being listed on the Hands on Portland website at this address:

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