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Multiple Sept. 11 Events Being Held in Newtown

Several areas of town will host a special 10th year remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Sunday.

Ten years have passed since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a seminal milestone that is being marked in many different corners of town. Here's a rundown of all of the events taking place Sunday in Newtown:

8-11 a.m. Free tall Starbucks drip coffee being offered at , 34 Church Hill Road, in commemoration of Sept. 11. Patrons are encouraged to linger and chat with one another.

8:15 a.m. Flag of Trees remembrance ceremony at 68 Dodgingtown Road. Every year, Dodgingtown resident Howard Lasher, who was working on Wall Street at the time of the attacks, organizes this ceremony by a tree mural on his property that he commissioned in memory of those who died. Singers and elected officials are expected to be in attendance.

8:30 a.m. Sandy Hook fire company ceremony at 18-20 Riverside Road, hosted by the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Department, will feature appearances by local elected officials, fire and police chiefs and a prayer by the Rev. Robert Weiss, of St. Rose Church. Singers will start at 8:25 a.m. and a large U.S. flag strung across Riverside Road by two fire ladder trucks will provide the backdrop. Some members of the five volunteer fire departments in town also are expected to be in attendance.

9:30 a.m. St. John's Episcopal Church will honor all emergency responders during this service. All are welcome to attend.

Sometime during the day, the CT United Ride, the state's largest motorcycle single ride in tribute to Sept. 11 will pass through Newtown along Route 25 on its way through 11 towns and across 60 miles. The charity ride starts in Norwalk and is organized by the is organized by the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut. State Rep. DebraLee Hovey (R-112), whose husband is a firefighter, will be participating.

3 p.m. 9/11 Memorial Concert at C.H. Booth Library at 25 Main St. will be free to the public and held in the art alcove on the third floor of the library. Two violin players, Lindsey Jones and Hafez Taghavi, will be playing selections from Bach, Gluck, Schubert, Mozart, Massonet and Vivaldi.

3 p.m. Winsor Music at Edmond Town Hall with oboist Peggy Pearson, accompanied by two viola players and two cellists, will present music from Haydn, Bach and Mendelssohn, in addition to music composed just for the occasion. This event is part of the Newtown Friends of Music 2011-12 season. Tickets are $20 cash or check only. Free to children accompanied by an adult.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include more items since it was originally published. If there is an event missing from this list that is occurring in Newtown or will feature Newtown residents, please note that in the comments section or email hoa@patch.com

Hoa Nguyen September 08, 2011 at 08:54 PM
Added two more items to this article since it was originally published, including a free coffee being offered by Starbucks and the CT United Ride that is expected to pass through town.
yoda September 09, 2011 at 12:33 PM
Details Please?
Sam Mihailoff September 11, 2011 at 03:58 AM
a free cup of coffee??? in as bad taste as the 9-11 wine being marketed

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