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Washington National Cathedral Three-Day Commemoration for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

By September 8, 2011

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To mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Washington National Cathedral will present three-days of commemorative events entitled "A Call to Compassion." The program will gather Americans to honor the memories of those who were lost, heal the wounds caused by terrorism and war, and gain new strength to move forward as a nation. All are invited not only to commemorate, but also to unite in compassion, sharing in a commitment to create a more hopeful and just world. President Barack Obama will speak at the event on the evening of Sunday, September 11, during "A Concert for Hope."

Updated September 8, 2011: Washington National Cathedral announced today that due to the crane accident on the Cathedral grounds on September 7, 2011, it will be moving its 9/11 commemorative events to various locations in the area. All confirmed tickets will be honored at the new locations. Please note the modified schedule and locations.

All events except those on the morning of Sunday, September 11, are ticketed events. To reserve your tickets, visit www.calltocompassion.com. All events will be webcast live at www.nationalcathedral.org.

Schedule of Events
  • Friday, September 9, 2011, 7:30-9:30 p.m. - "A Concert to Honor" - Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Featuring Brahms' Requiem to honor the victims of 9/11 and survivors, their families, and emergency response personnel, as well as the nearly 6,000 fallen military service members whose lives have since been lost in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Address by military leaders and Brahms' Requiem performed by the Marine Chamber Orchestra and the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters with the Cathedral Choir>

  • POSTPONED -"A Concert to Heal" and Community Gathering Day invites families to attend a free public concert featuring Grammy award-winning African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, Latin pop band Ocho de Bastos, and Afghan-born singer Humayun Khan. ABC7/WJLA-TV anchor Leon Harris will serve as host. On this day, we recall the unity Americans felt in the face of the attacks on 9/11, and the common values that helped us become stronger as one nation and one people.

  • Sunday, September 11, 2011, Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of September 11. Washington Hebrew Congregation. The events of the tenth anniversary of September 11 will include a vigil where participants of diverse faiths will pray together at 8:30-10 a.m., a guided conversation on what people of faith share in common from 10:15-11 a.m. and a commemorative celebration of Holy Eucharist from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, September 11, 2011, 8-10 p.m. - Kennedy Center Concert Hall. President Barack Obama will speak during this capstone event entitled "A Concert for Hope." Renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, country superstar Alan Jackson, and R&B legend Patti LaBelle will perform. The event will feature words of wisdom, songs of hope, and messages of peace. The message of the concert--that Americans' hope as a people is stronger than division, hate, and fear--serves to move the national consciousness from mourning into recovery, enlivening a movement toward understanding, tolerance, and peace.
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