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Sep 8, 2011
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Weekend Planner: Commemorating 9/11 with Your Family

Weekend Planner: Commemorating 9/11 with Your Family

This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Visiting local memorials, volunteering and family discussions are ways you can commemorate.




The National Liberty Museum in historic Philadelphia is home to a three-story memorial honoring those whose lives were lost on 9/11. This weekend, visitors can write messages on red, white and blue paper honoring the Ground Zero first responders, which will be used to make a U.S. flag. Kids can also make a special tolerance-themed art project.

In and around the National Constitution Center on Sunday, your family can listen to dramatic readings and participate in discussions and an interactive program about memorials. Interfaith prayer and a public gathering at Independence Mall led by Mayor Nutter are other ways to pay tribute.

On Sunday afternoon, the Kimmel Center presents a patriotic “God Bless America” concert featuring local choirs and orchestra.


Sunday is a national Day of Service and Remembrance. On the official website 911Day.org, you can share how you will pay tribute and find local volunteer opportunities.


Do you plan to discuss 9/11 with your kids? What will be your focus? We invite you to share your ideas and suggestions with other parents on our Facebook page.

For more weekend events, search hundreds of activities on our calendar. Receive weekend event highlights directly in your inbox each week: Sign up for MetroKids' e-newsletter.

Stephanie Halinski is calendar editor of MetroKids.

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