HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There will be a number of events across the state paying tribute to the thousands of people who died on September 11, 2001.
Special 9-11 Memorial Walk on Oahu
HONOLULU, HAWAII—Mayor Peter Carlisle will lead a special Mayor's Remembrance Walk on Sunday, September 11, in observance of the tenth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The public is invited to participate. Free parking will be available at the Frank F. Fasi municipal parking structure (enter from Alapai or Beretania streets).
"We must never forget that horrible day ten years ago or the thousands of innocent victims, especially those who bravely endeavored to save and protect others," Carlisle said.
The Remembrance Walk will begin at 4 pm with a blessing and wreath presentation at Honolulu Police Department headquarters, 801 South Beretania Street. Police Chief Louis Kealoha will speak.
The walk will include members of the Honolulu Police, Fire, Emergency Services and Emergency Management departments, State Civil Defense Auxiliary, Federal law enforcement agencies, US military, Hawaii Red Cross, elected City and State officials, and other City and State personnel. The procession will be led by a police motorcycle formation, color guard, Celtic Drums and Pipes, Mayor Carlisle and other dignitaries, and wreath bearers.
Participants will proceed ewa on Beretania Street, then makai on Alapai and South streets to Honolulu Fire Department headquarters at South and Queen streets for wreath presentation and color guard ceremonies. Fire Chief Kenneth Silva will speak.
The procession will then continue makai on South Street, turn ewa on Halekauwila Street to the corner of Punchbowl and Halekauwila streets for a wreath presentation. US Attorney for Hawaii Florence Nakakuni, representing federal law enforcement agencies, will speak along with Honolulu Department of Emergency Management Deputy Director Peter Hirai.
Participants will then proceed mauka on Punchbowl Street to Queen Street for a wreath presentation with the Department of Emergency Services. Department Director Dr. James Ireland will speak.
The procession will then continue mauka on Punchbowl Street to Honolulu Hale, where the Royal Hawaiian Band will perform near the Eternal Flame on the front lawn. Mayor Carlisle will speak, and wreaths will be presented by the Mayor and participating agencies. After a moment of silence, the Navy Pacific Fleet Band Bugler will play taps, and the Royal Hawaiian Band will play "God Bless America."
Maui County 9/11 Observances
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – Mayor Alan Arakawa is asking that the entire County observe a moment of silence at 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
This will coincide with the Moment of Remembrance going on nationally, at 1 p.m. EDT, noon, CDT, 11 a.m. MDT and 10 a.m. PDT. For more information about the Moment of Remembrance click on http://lautenberg.senate.gov/stopandremember/
Mayor Arakawa will also be issuing an official 9/11/2011 proclamation tomorrow which your newsroom may use as you see fit. Please call Maui County Communications Director Rod Antone at 268-7626 for more details.
Hawaii County Residents Asked to "Stop and Remember"
HAWAII ISLAND - In honor of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Hawai'i County Mayor Billy Kenoi is asking residents of Hawai'i Island to join the rest of the nation as we participate in "Stop and Remember."
"At 7 a.m. Hawaii Time, we hope our residents will cease all regular activity for one minute and, as bells and sirens ring out, take a moment to honor the victims of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil," said Mayor Kenoi. "We ask that you join the rest of the country and reflect on the lives lost and those affected by the tragedies of 9/11."
The U.S. Senate has passed a unanimous resolution calling on everyone to participate in this moment. The resolution calls on governments and businesses, houses of worship and railways, fire and police departments and others to ring bells and sound sirens as we observe this Moment of Remembrance.
"Stop and Remember" will be celebrated at the same time across the country -1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. MDT, and 10 a.m. PDT. The Counties of Maui and Kaua'i are also participating in "Stop and Remember."
"I hope you will join me in participating in this powerful expression of America's patriotic spirit - and our commitment not to forget the thousands of innocent lives which were lost during the attacks," Kenoi said.
Tenth Anniversary of 9-11 to be observed on Kauai
LÎHU'E – Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. announced today that Kaua'i will participate in the 9.11 National Moment of Remembrance to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and their families.
"With Kaua'i's participation, all 50 states are represented in this effort," stated Mayor Carvalho. "No matter where you live, all Americans were impacted by these events 10 years ago, and the men and women whose lives were lost must be remembered and honored."
The remembrance calls for governments and businesses, houses of worship, railways, fire and police departments, and others to ring bells and sound sirens for one minute on Sunday, Sept. 11, starting at 7:00 am Hawai'i Standard Time (1:00 pm EDT). Members of the public are asked to cease activity during that minute and reflect upon the events of 10 years ago.
Fire stations and police vehicles on Kaua'i will sound sirens during the 9.11 National Moment of Remembrance. Other groups and businesses are encouraged to observe the moment as appropriate.
This effort is being spearheaded by U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).
Also in observance of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the Kaua'i County RSVP is coordinating a project titled "Kaua'i's 1,000 Acts of Kindness."
The project pays tribute to the 9/11 victims and heroes by encouraging the public to engage in activities during the weekend of Sept. 10 and 11 or any time in September that help others in need.
"There are countless ways to participate in the 9/11 project, from lending a helping hand to a neighbor to starting a walking group. There are projects for every age and skill level," said Linda Nuland-Ames, Kaua'i County RSVP director. "Our organization is willing to assist anyone or any group with developing project ideas, and we'll also help with promoting their projects."
Some of the ideas suggested by Nuland-Ames include:
- Donate airline miles to the Make-A-Wish Foundation - The organization needs more than 2.5 billion miles every year to grant wishes for children with life threatening conditions.
- Donate gently used books to Operation Paperback – The non-profit group sends books they collect to American troops overseas.
- Organize a neighborhood cleanup to ensure that trash and recyclables stay out of waterways.
- Start a walking group – Walking with friends, family, neighbors or co-workers is a great way to socialize, stay motivated, lose weight, improve health and strengthen community.
The Kaua'i County RSVP is sponsored by the Agency on Elderly Affairs.
RSVP offers seniors 55 years and older the opportunity to give back to the community by sharing their time and talents with nonprofit and government agencies.
To participate in Kaua'i's 1,000 Acts of Kindness project or for more information, please call the Agency on Elderly Affairs at 241-4479.
For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please go to http://www.wish.org.
For more information about Operation Paperback, please go to http://www.operationpaperback.org.
For more information about organizing a neighborhood cleanup, please go to http://www.handsonnetwork.org.
For more information about starting a walking group, please go to http://www.serve.gov/toolkits/walk-seniors/index.asp
Oahu - AccesSurf Holds "Paddle Out" In Honor of Those Lost on 9/11
Community Invited to Participate in National Effort to Honor Servicemen and Commemorate
10 Years Since September 11 Events
WHAT: AccesSurf is partnering with businesses, organizations and military bases to coordinate a paddle out into the ocean in remembrance of the fallen Patriots of 9/11 and in honor our servicemen who are currently protecting our country.
The public is encouraged to attend and bring flowers and lei along with their surfboards, paddle boards and other water equipment for the paddle out. C4 Waterman will also bring the SUPzilla, claimed to be the world's largest stand up paddle board measuring at 25 feet long.
WHEN: Sunday, September 11, 2011
9:30 a.m. – gather at beach site
9:50 a.m. – paddle out into ocean
10:03 a.m. – ocean blessing at the exact time the last plane went down in
Pennsylvania 10 years ago
WHERE: Fort DeRussy beach site fronting Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki
WHO: Participating in paddle out: AccesSurf, Sierra Club of Honolulu,
City & County of Honolulu, Hale Koa Hotel, Fort DeRussy, Military Wounded Warriors and community members
AccesSurf is the only nonprofit organization in Hawaii dedicated to empowering people with disabilities by providing access to the beach and ocean through adaptive equipment and therapeutic instruction such as surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and shoreline flotation