Houston is among the many American cities that will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the day Americans were slaughter by Islamist terrorists at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.
Among the events are:
* Pieces of 9/11. A song cycle of stories told by Houstonians who were witnesses to the attacks of 9/11 It will take place at the Rothko Chapel (3900 Yupon St.). (713) 524-9839. The event will take place at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 11.
* The Houston Airport System will sponsor a five kilometer run at Ellington Field (11602 Aerospace Drive) called "9-11 Heroes Run" to benefit the servicemen and women, police officers and firefighters who keep us safe and to pay tribute to the people who were murdered on that day. Opening ceremonies will take place at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11 and the race will begin at 9:03 a.m., the moment the first tower was hit. Entry fee is $25 toward a goal of racing $5.000 for scholarships and community service projects for wounded veterans and the families of the fallen.
* Houston Remembers, 9/11: An Evening of Remembrance and Unity will take place at Discovery Green (1500 McKinney St.) starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 11. The event will begin with a procession of the Houston Police Department Honor Guard. A group of dozen prominent faith leaders will share their sentiments of the occasion. A 30-minute performance by the Houston Grand Opera of "Pieces of 9/11" will follow. Then a film entitled "Rebirth" following the experiences of five people and how their lives have changed in the ten years since 9/11 will be screened. The film will also track the cleanup and rebuilding of Ground Zero, where the World Trade Center once stood. Then the lights will dim, a rifle volley by the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Ross Volunteers will be fired, taps will be played, and a candlelight vigil will take place to remember the honored dead.