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Commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11

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This weekend is the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001.  Here is a list of local events to commemorate the historical day.

Time:  September 10 at 7:00 PM and September 11 at 2:00 PM
McElroy Youth Theatre; Walker Building
Waterloo, Iowa
Details:  "The Guys" performance will be held throughout the weekend.  Nick, a New York Fire Department captain, is left with the task of delivering the eulogies for eight fallen firefighters who perished during the evacuation of the World Trade Center.  Unsure of what to say and overwhelmed by emotion, he secures the assistance of Joan a journalist, who helps him craft eulogies to honor not only his men who died, but also everyone who lost their lives that day.  Tickets are available for $10.

Time: September 11 at 8:00 AM
Cedar Bend Humane Society
1166 W Airline Highway
Waterloo, Iowa
Details:September 11th is National Memorial Pet Day. Please join us on the CBHS campus for our third annual Honor and Memorial Pet Tribute Walk. This is an event for your whole family. For more information visit:

Time: September 11 at 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
University of Northern Iowa Lawther Field
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Details:UNI faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join the Northern Iowa Student Government for a Flag Planting Remembrance. Individuals are invited to plant a flag in memory of each person who lost their life on 9/11.  A moment of silence will be held at 8:37 a.m., 8:59 a.m., 9:03 a.m. and 9:28 a.m. to commemorate the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and the crashes at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

Time: September 11 at 8:55 AM
Campus of Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility
14928 Public Safety Way
Dubuque, Iowa
Details:  Dubuque Fire Department will pay tribute to 911 victims with a traditional bell ceremony to recognize the firefighters and other emergency personnel lives lost on 9-11, 2001, when two planes intentionally flew into the World Trade Center.  The event is expected to last approximately 15 minutes.  

Time: September 11 at 10:30 AM
KWWL news channel
Details: The "9/11: Rising Above" half hour special will commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.   Narrated by veteran newsman Tom Brookaw the program honors America's not only surviving, but also rising above the tragic day in history.

Time: September 11 at 12:30 PM
Cornell College Allee Chapel
Mount Vernon, Iowa
Details: Cornell College will hold a service outside of the Allee Chapel at the Peace Pole on the Cornell College campus, which was placed in its current location on the first anniversary of the attacks.

Time:  September 11 at 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Vinton Skate Center
1703 C Avenue
Vinton, Iowa
Details:  The Third Annual 9-11 Vinton Feeds the World 2016 will be held to package meals  The 2016 goal is 50,000 meals to be packaged. Half will be distributed to to Benton County and the other half will be sent overseas.

Time:  September 11 at 3:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, Harvest Vineyard Church, and the Walnut Neighborhood Association
Waterloo, Iowa
Details:  National Day of Service and Remembrance, neighborhood clean up: Meet in the Park Avenue parking lot of First Presbyterian.Teams will be assigned to spread out into the neighborhood. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. · Return to the church at 4:30 p.m. to enjoy fellowship at the Sunday Supper served at the church at 5 p.m. 

Time:  September 11 at 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
University of Dubuque Blades Chapel and the Sergent Jeffrey B. Dodge Veterans Center
Dubuque, Iowa
Details: The 9/11 planning committee and United Way is hosting the 9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service. This event will showcase stories and experiences of first responders, The night will be observed with music, inspirational speakers, and fellowship.

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