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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, September 6, 2002

Sept. 11 anniversary events

Advertiser Staff

Across the nation, special events are planned to commemorate Sept. 11, when an estimated 3,000 Americans died in terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

Thousands of people are expected to take part in events across Hawai'i, including the following:

Aloha 9/11

Thousands of children from the Kama'aina Kids program will commemorate last year's tragedy by spelling "Aloha 9/11" at Aloha Stadium at 5 p.m. Sept. 11. About 3,500 children ages three to 13 from Kama'aina Kids' preschool, afterschool and A-Plus programs will form the human lei under the direction of Tom Bingham, University of Hawai'i marching band director. Last year, Kama'aina Kids sent 3,000 paper flower lei to children in schools near the crash sites in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.

Bells, then silence

A statewide bell-ringing will take place at 10:05 a.m. Sept. 11, followed by a moment of silence at 10:06 a.m.

Gov. Ben Cayetano and the four county mayors invite people to step out of their homes, classrooms and workplaces to observe the moment of silence together.

The public is invited to join the governor and state legislators in the State Capitol atrium shortly before 10 a.m. for the event.


A religious memorial service honoring those killed in terrorist attacks will be held at 5 p.m. Gov. Ben Cayetano, Mayor Jeremy Harris and Admiral Thomas Fargo to attend. Jim Nabors to sing national anthem, Nina Rapozo to sing Hawai'i state song. Federal agencies, active-duty military and reserves, state and city community, local fire, police and emergency medical personnel will be involved. More than 2,000 expected to attend. Call 532-3720 for more information.

Honolulu Fire Department

MayorJeremy Harris and the Honolulu Fire Department will hold a commemoration ceremony with the Honolulu Police Department and the Department of Emergency Services 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Honolulu Hale lawn. Moments of silence will be observed at 10:05 a.m. and 10:28 a.m. in commemoration of the collapse of the Wold Trade Center's two towers. Honolulu firefighters will observe the moments of silence at their fire stations.

"Not in Our Name"

A candlelight vigil and procession of remembrance on Sept. 11, Prince Kuhi¿ Federal Building, Ala Moana Boulevard, beginning at 5 p.m. A procession to the Iolani Palace shrine is planned, and participants are asked to wear green for peace and black for remembrance and mourning. Sponsored by Hawaii Ad Hoc Committee for Peace, Ahupua'a Action Alliance, Hawai'i Committee for a Free Palestine, Refuse & Resist, and the American Friends Service Committee Hawai'i. Call 988-6266 for more information.


Marine Corps Base Hawai'i in Kane'ohe will hold a remembrance ceremony at the Pacific War Memorial on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Call 257-8840 for more information.


The public is invited to join Hawai'i Pacific University staff, faculty and students as they gather to reflect and offer a moment of silence to the victims on Sept. 11. The 20-minute gathering will take place at 11:15 a.m. on upper Fort Street Mall, downtown. The HPU Vocal Ensemble will lead "Let There Be Peace on Earth." Students and faculty will also offer words of reflection. Ribbons symbolizing peace will be handed out. Call Heather Hubbard at 544-1164 for more information.


Patriotism, prayer and moments of silence, concluding at sunset with a memorial canoe paddle to distribute flowers at sea, 6 p.m. Sept. 11, Hale'iwa Beach Park, Memorial Tower. Sponsored by Hale'iwa/Waialua Coalition of Christian Churches. Call 637-3138.

Peace Circle

The community is invited to Ke'ehi Lagoon Beach park to pay respect to those killed last Sept. 11 and to share offerings of peace through drumming, dancing and singing. The Peace Circle will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11 at the park. Call 221-8323.

Evening of Honor, Healing and Hope

Maui County will hold a memorial program to reflect on the events of Sept. 11 and honor those who have made a difference in the community. "An Evening of Honor, Healing and Hope'' will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium on Sept. 11. The event will benefit the Maui Food Bank. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items or to make a cash donation.

Rolling Requiem

A worldwide Mozart Requiem performance will begin in New Zealand and, most likely, end with the Hawai'i performance at Kawaiaha'o Church. Individual Requiem performances will move from time zone to time zone, each starting at 8:46 a.m. local time (the moment of the first attack on the World Trade Center). The concerts will follow the sun around the world, providing 24 hours of musical unity, reflection and solace. Singers will wear heart-shaped badges featuring the name of a victim. Call 595-3043 or 395-1775 for more information, go to www.rollingrequiem.org.

"Here's to the Heroes"

A major invitational, multimedia art show and fund-raising sale featuring original work at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului. Maui's tribute to the families of the 10 firefighters lost at the World Trade Center from Engine 33, Ladder 9, Great Jones Street. All profits to Maui Firefighters Relief Association and families of the 10 firefighters. Wednesday-Sunday beginning Sept. 11, various hours, $25. Call Bonnie Friedman, (808) 242-8383, for more information.

Castle Medical Center

The public is invited to a short service at noon, Sept. 11, on the lawn near the hospital's flagpole. Chaplain Larry Huston will lead a prayer, followed by a moment of silence and a musical commemoration by Celtic Pipes and Drums. Call 263-5400 for more information.

Museum initiative

The Honolulu Academy of Arts and The Contemporary Museum, will join a national initiative by museums across America on Sept. 11 and open their doors, free, to serve as a forum for remembrance and understanding.

  • At the Academy, "In Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001," a series of films shot on 9/11, as well as filmmakers' responses to the events of that day will be shown. Seating limited. Call 532-8768.
  • The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights will open during regular hours on Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The galleries will offer three exhibitions.

Remembering with music

  • The Phaeacian Chorus of Honolulu will perform a memorial concert of Orthodox (Russian and Greek) music at 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific, 930 Lunalilo St. The public is invited to this free event. Call 521-7220.
  • "We Remember," a special memorial concert, 7 p.m. Sunday at Kawaiaha'o Church. The Honolulu Community Band, as well as the Kawaiaha'o Church Choir, will perform.
  • Dave & Busters and 104.3 Xtreme Radio will host "A Remembrance Concert" dedicated to the firefighters, police officers and rescue teams at Ground Zero, 2-7 p.m. in the parking lot across from Ward Entertainment Center. Tickets $10 at Dave & Busters, $12 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Aloha United Way.

Church services

  • A candlelight memorial service will be held 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at 1822 Keeaumoku St. The church said the service will remember the nation's heroes and thank God for our freedoms.
  • Seven Kapolei community churches plan a special remembrance service on the grounds at Kapolei High School from 7-9 p.m. Program will include musical performances, color guards from Leilehua and Campbell High Schools, local Boy Scouts and a music video tribute. Call Kimber Liu at 689-8328 or Glenn Yamaguchi at 680-9669 for more information.
  • "Lord, Heal Our Land," a special service in remembrance of the Sept. 11 tragedy, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor in the Moanalua Shopping Center. Call 396-3108.
  • A service of Remembrance at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St., 7 p.m., Sept. 11. Free underground parking on Victoria Street. For more information, call 522-9555.
  • Members of the Bahai Faith in Honolulu will hold a memorial service for victims on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Honolulu Bahai Center, 2165 10th Ave. in Palolo. The service will be preceded by a Twilight Tattoo of memorial music performed from the steps of the center by Celtic pipes and drums piper Patrick D. Roberts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 738-5683.
  • "September 11th Remembrance Service at Central," 7 p.m., Central Baptist Church, 1217 Nehoa St. (across from Roosevelt High School). An opportunity to share, pray and remember. For more information, call 538-6833.
  • Various opportunities to gather for worship, ecumenical prayer service with address and music, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 11, Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Queen Emma Square. 524-8632.
  • Music, drama, dance, a special message, prayer and guest speakers at Kaimuki Christian Church Worship Center, 1117 Koko Head Ave., Sept. 11, 7-8:15 p.m. Call 735-1771.
  • Patriotic music, special hula and signing presentation, message of encouragement and candlelight service, 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Olivet Baptist Church, 1775 S. Beretania St. Call 946-6505.
  • "A Day of Reflection: Remembering Sept. 11," 8:28 a.m.-1 p.m. at Nu'uanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Highway. The Revs. Tom Fujita, senior pastor, Mike Young of First Unitarian Church, and Gary Barbaree of Harris United Methodist Church, will offer the meditation. At 10:15 a.m. the church bell will be run. Call 595-3935.
  • Harvest Moon Dharmachakra Festival candle light service for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and Ehime Maru accident, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Park. Sponsored by the Hawai'i Association of International Buddhists and Hawai'i Buddhist Council.
  • Guest speaker, prayers and readings from the world's great religions, children's reflections, and prayers and blessings in Hawaiian, noon Sept. 11, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 539 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu. Call 732-2333.

To add your event to this list, fax information to 525-8037, e-mail it to hawaii@honoluluadvertiser.com or mail it to City Desk, Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; attn.: 9/11 editor.