September 11, 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In remembrance of this national tragedy, Governor John Hickenlooper (and the State of Colorado) and Mayor Michael Hancock (and the City and County of Denver), in partnership with The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (The CELL), The Denver Post and AEGLive Rocky Mountains, are hosting a commemorative event and concert to honor victims, first responders, and members of the U.S. Armed Forces on September 11, 2011, at Civic Center Park, Denver, CO (Colfax and Broadway) from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. CLICK HERE to visit the event's Facebook page and invite your family and friends.
The event will feature a special musical tribute by The Beach Boys, Tyler Ward and a performance by the Colorado Symphony. The program will begin with a remembrance procession, led by the Colorado National Guard, firefighters, law enforcement, first responders and memorial pipes and drums, which will be followed a presentation by the Honor Guard, a wreath laying ceremony, firing salute, taps, and a military flyover.
Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; arriving early is greatly encouraged, as are the use of blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics; concessions as well as a beer garden will also be available on-site. The event will take place rain or shine.
Centered in the heart of downtown Denver, Civic Center Park is easily accessible through multiple modes of transportation, including light rail, bus, bicycle or the 16th Street FREE MallRide. Information on nearby B-cycle bike-sharing locations is available at www.denver.bcycle.com. Parking is available at nearby surface lots and parking garages, including the Central Parking lots/garages at 1530 Cleveland Place, Denver Pavilions (15th & Welton), 1256 Delaware, 1440 Tremont, 1200-1300 blocks of Cherokee and 1745 Sherman.
Colorado Remembers 9/11 is made possible by the generosity of the following partners and sponsors: The CELL, The Denver Post, MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation, The Anschutz Foundation, Liberty Media, 9News, AEGLive, FirstBank, the Colorado Symphony, the City and County of Denver, the Civic Center Conservancy, CAP Worldwide and the Colorado Children's Chorale.