The San Francisco Bay Area has several events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Even though California is on the opposite coast from New York City, the terrorist attacks changed our nation irrevocably all across the United States.
Here's a look at pertinent 9/11 remembrances in the Bay Area surrounding the 10th anniversary of the tragic events.
9/11 Truth Festival
The 9/11 Truth Festival is probably the most unique event to be held in the United States as it relates to the anniversary. Beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco will host filmmakers, activists and government officials surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks. Entitled "Reclaiming the Truth, Reclaiming the Future," the Northern California event will be held in conjunction with events in Seattle and Toronto.
Opera in the Park
The San Francisco Chronicle presents Opera in the Park 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. The community event is free and open to the public at Golden Gate Park. The area's first responders and military personnel will be honored with presentations by local government officials. Musical selections include Mozart's Requiem in D minor and a number of American composers such as Aaron Copeland, John Williams and Leonard Bernstein.
9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
Memorial stair climbs happen all over the country on the anniversary of 9/11. San Francisco will host their version of the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the landmark Transamerica Tower in downtown San Francisco. The goal is to have 343 climbers going up 48 floors twice in order to mark the height of the World Trade Center. The event begins with opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. and the climb beginning at 8:30 on Sunday, Sept. 11. Live music and entertainment will happen after the climb. T-shirts are available for $20 plus tax and shipping.