9/11 10th Anniversary Events in Pittsburgh

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Sept. 11, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attack. The tragedy is being commemorated at events and service projects in Pittsburgh.

* On Saturday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 PM, the Pittsburgh chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be conducting a blood drive to honor 9/11 victims, as part of the Muslims for Life campaign. The drive will be held at the Al Nur Mosque on South Avenue. The campaign has as its goal the collection of 10,000 units of blood, in order to save 30,000 lives -- more than 10 times the number killed in the September 11 attacks.

* A September 11 Anniversary Commemoration will be held at the Trinity Cathedral -- the closest Episcopalian / Anglican cathedral to the crash site of Flight 93 -- at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 11. The service will include hymns, prayers, music, and the tolling of church bells at the hour and minute of each plane crash and tower collapse. For a week prior to the service the cathedral will have memorial cards available, each one with the name of someone who died on 9/11, along with suggestions for a prayer to give and acts of kindness to perform in his or her memory.

* A week of events at Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh are scheduled, beginning on Sept. 5. These events are free to attend, and are open to the public. Exhibitions include showcases of 9/11 related films and photos, a panel discussion, and memorial stations designed to "allow students and public to share stories". The week's events will conclude with a candlelight vigil, held on Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. in Alumni Park.

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