9/11 events around the Valley

Tempe events remember victims of 9/11

As the country remembers the events of September 11, 2001, Tempe will hold its own remembrance at Tempe Beach Park.

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Tempe Beach Park on Tuesday, September 11 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. To make an appointment, visit the American Red Cross website .

On Tuesday there will also be a brief memorial ceremony beginning at 5:46 a.m., the same time the first plane struck the World Trade Center in New York. The event will include a presentation of colors, music, prayer and the reading of the names of the first responders who died.

Later in the evening a candlelight vigil with music, prayer and guest speakers will be held at 7 p.m.

FREE haircuts for police and firefighters

Salon 33 in Scottsdale is offering free haircuts for police officers and firefighters on 9/11.

Fiesta Mall "Be Ready, Be Safe" Expo

On September 11, as part of National Preparedness Month, Maricopa County Public Health is partnering with community organizations to hold a one-day preparedness fair.

The event will be hosted by Fiesta Mall on Sept. 11, 201 from 3 -7 p.m. Visitors can expect information tables, educational classes, FREE flu and Tdap vaccinations and much more.

Although the event is FREE, visitors are encouraged to bring a pair of new socks to donate to Phoenix Rescue Mission for the homeless.

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance: Mesa Urban Garden

In honor of the 9/11, volunteers from the the Mesa Urban Garden Team will be placing garden boxes and filling them with soil Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

At 7 a.m., there will be a short program featuring Mayor Scott Smith, District 4 Council member Chris Glover and a message from Sgt. Drew Trojanowski.

At 8:46 a.m., work will temporarily stop at the garden for a moment of silence to remember the victims of 9/11.

9/11 Remembrance: Reflection and Call to Action

The public has an opportunity to reflect on 9/11 and help their community and themselves prepare for future emergencies through programs offered by the Scottsdale Fire Department.

The Department's free 9/11 Memorial Tribute takes place Sept. 10-15 at the Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts. The reading of the names of those who lost their lives begins at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11. The 9/11 Remembrance ceremony and candlelight vigil begins at 6 p.m.

The Memorial Tribute consists of nearly 3,000 memorial cards with photos and biographies of individuals who lost their lives during the attacks of 9-11.

Mastro's Restaurants & Wounded Warriors event

In honor of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, Mastro`s Restaurants is teaming up with Jared Allen's Homes 4 Wounded Warriors to support veterans and active military in a number of inspiring ways.

On Tuesday, September 11, Mastro's will host local veteran Private First Class Joshua Bullis and his family at Ocean Club in honor of his service to our country.

Diners can also take part in supporting this local charity by simply dining at one of Mastro's three Valley restaurants - City Hall, Ocean Club or the Steakhouse. Mastro's created a specialty "patriotic" cocktail that will be offered starting September 11 through the end of the month. A portion of the proceeds will benefit JAH4WW. Mastro's supports veterans and active military year-round by offering 50 percent off their meal when they dine at one their three restaurants.

Roses Honor 9/11 on 17th Annual 'Pass It On' Day

Tuesday, September 11, Glendale florist Judy Haenel will repeat her annual tradition of giving away thousands of free roses.

Haenel, the owner of The Tulip Tree at 59th Avenue and Bell Road, estimates that by the end of the day 4,000 flowers will have been distributed at no charge.

Free roses will be distributed by The Tulip Tree on Tuesday, September 11 in bunches of a dozen on a first come, first served basis beginning at 7:00 a.m. and will continue until supplies are exhausted. The Tulip Tree is located on the southwest corner of 59th Avenue and Bell Road.

People 18 and older can go to the shop, and pick up a dozen roses apiece. Each person is asked to keep one rose, and pass along the other eleven to friends, neighbors, co-workers, or whoever they want to honor or thank with a beautiful flower.

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