Sept. 11, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attack. The tragedy is being commemorated at events and service projects in Indianapolis.
* From Sept.1 to Sept.10, the Indiana Blood Center is conducting a 9/11 Remembrance Blood Drive. Instructions for how to participate, and the hours of operation for each of the nine donor centers, are available on their website. Their goal is to have 3,650 donors in total, one for every day (not counting leap years) between Sept.11, 2001 and that date in 2011.
* The Project 9/11 Indianapolis memorial will be dedicated at 4 p.m. on Sept.11. The memorial includes two 22-foot steel beams from the World Trade Center, and is under construction at 421 West Ohio Street. Details of the dedicatory ceremony are still to be announced, but will be updated on their website when available. Shirts and coins are also available for purchase.
* The September 11 10th Anniversary Remembrance will be presented by the Carmel United Methodist Church, at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. The presentation will include hymns, preaching, and a presentation of Rene Clausen's Memorial, which will include interpretive dance. Admission is free, but donations will be solicited for an unnamed organization "which supports families of fallen first responders." Doors open at 10 a.m.; guests are discouraged from bringing children younger than school age.