NEW YORK – Some events scheduled Saturday to mark the third anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 (search), terrorist attacks.
CEREMONIES & DEDICATIONS:
— Statehouse ceremonies planned in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Wyoming and other states.
— Victims of Flight 93 crash will be remembered at a gathering near Shanksville, Pa.
— Ceremony in Rockville, Md., includes family members of victims of Pentagon attack.
— Firefighters plan moments of silence in Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Hartford, Conn., and other places. A firefighters convention in Nashua, N.H., plans a ceremony with spouses of victims.
— Presentation of the Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for Civilian Bravery at Massachusetts State House. Award is named in honor of a flight attendant who reported hijacking in progress before plane crashed into World Trade Center.
— Sculptures and other displays in memory of 9-11 victims will be dedicated in Syracuse, N.Y.; Danbury, Conn., New Market, Md., Springfield, Mo., and other places.
— Numerous other ceremonies are planned in places including Boston; Camden and Jersey City, N.J., Nashville, Tenn., Branson, Mo., and Oklahoma City.
— Interfaith service at Martin Luther King Jr.'s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Prayer services also in Hendersonville, Tenn.; Lawrence Township, N.J.; Oklahoma City and other places.
— Bell ringing at an Albuquerque, N.M., church where two trade center beams are on display.
— Islamic Center of Pittsburgh holds open house.
PATRIOTISM, PUBLIC FORUMS:
— Group called The September Project asks people to share ideas about democracy, citizenship, and patriotism through public talks, roundtables and performances at libraries and other locations.
— Readings of Sept. 11-related writings at the Writers Room of Bucks County, Pa.
— Recitation of the Gettysburg Address and performance of "America the Beautiful" at Salisbury University in Maryland.
— Purdue University in Indiana will distribute American flags to the first 30,000 fans at football game.
— Flag displays to honor 9-11 victims or military casualties since then planned in Florissant, Mo.; Northglenn, Colo.; and Franklin, Tenn.
— Forum on port security hosted by dockworkers union in Los Angeles, with screening of Michael Moore documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11."
— Anti-war protests planned in Princeton, N.J.; Bangor, Maine; and Baltimore.
— Rally in Indianapolis supporting military troops and remembering 9-11 victims.
— Navajo Nation parade in Window Rock, Ariz.
— Individuals and relay teams will join a nine-hour, 11-minute Patriot's Run in Overland Park, Kan.
— Motorcycle color guard begins parade in suburban Phoenix.
— Stair climb at Bank One Building in Phoenix.
— Blood drive in Kokomo, Ind., with donors eligible to win trip to New York City.