Governor Says 9/11 Remembrance Event Offers Chances For ‘Solemn Tribute’

DENVER (CBS4) – Coloradans will come together this weekend to honor the victims of 9/11 15 years after the attacks.

The Colorado Remembers 9/11 event this Sunday in Civic Center Park includes a remembrance ceremony and a free tribute concert featuring John Fogerty and Big Head Todd and the Monsters.

colorado remembers 911 Governor Says 9/11 Remembrance Event Offers Chances For Solemn Tribute

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will be hosting the event.

“There’s also going to be over 250 first responders, there’s going to be structural steel from the World Trade Center that was recovered. A lot of opportunities for us to give solemn tribute to those people that lost their lives and those other first responders that risked their lives on 9/11,” Hickenlooper said.

LINK: coremembers911.org

Colorado Remembers 9/11 is free and open to the public.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“Let’s celebrate those men and women who put on their uniform every day to protect our nation and those who respond for us locally, police, fire and paramedics. All those folks who will be running to protect and preserve while we run to protect our lives,” said Hancock.

It will include a fire truck from the Pentagon attack, military honors, a bell ringing by pilots from the United Airlines and American Airlines Pilots Associations, a remembrance procession and an interfaith invocation.

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