Many in Hawaii will pause to remember 2001 terrorist attack on American soil that occurred 10 years ago.

There will be various events in every county paying tribute to the thousands of people who died on September 11, when terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners.

The AlQaeda terrorists, at Osama Bin Laden’s direction, flew two commercial airliners into the World Trade Center in New York ultimately causing the buildings to collapse, and one into the Pentagon in Washington DC.

A fourth commercial airliner, known as United Airlines Flight 93, never reached its final destination because passengers fought back.

The plane crashed in an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania killing everyone on board.

Hawaii Kai resident Laura Buck lost her mother Georgine Corrigan in that Flight 93 crash.

Buck is traveling with her children to Shanksville to acknowledge the tragedy that has devastated so many families across the nation.

As reported in various counties, some of the events include: 

Maui County 9/11 Observances

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – Mayor Alan Arakawa is asking that the entire County observe a moment of silence at 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2011.

This will coincide with the Moment of Remembrance going on nationally, at 1 p.m. EDT, noon, CDT, 11 a.m. MDT and 10 a.m. PDT. For more information about the Moment of Remembrance click on http://lautenberg.senate.gov/stopandremember/

Mayor Arakawa will also be issuing an official 9/11/2011 proclamation.

Hawaii County Residents Asked to Stop and Remember

HAWAII ISLAND – In honor of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi is asking residents of Hawai‘i Island to join the rest of the nation as we participate in “Stop and Remember.”

“At 7 a.m. Hawaii Time, we hope our residents will cease all regular activity for one minute and, as bells and sirens ring out, take a moment to honor the victims of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil,” said Mayor Kenoi. “We ask that you join the rest of the country and reflect on the lives lost and those affected by the tragedies of 9/11.”

The U.S. Senate has passed a unanimous resolution calling on everyone to participate in this moment. The resolution calls on governments and businesses, houses of worship and railways, fire and police departments and others to ring bells and sound sirens as we observe this Moment of Remembrance.

“Stop and Remember” will be celebrated at the same time across the country -1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. MDT, and 10 a.m. PDT. The Counties of Maui and Kaua‘i are also participating in “Stop and Remember.”

“I hope you will join me in participating in this powerful expression of America’s patriotic spirit – and our commitment not to forget the thousands of innocent lives which were lost during the attacks,” Kenoi said.

Special 9-11 Memorial Walk on Oahu 

HONOLULU, HAWAII—Mayor Peter Carlisle will lead a special Mayor’s Remembrance Walk on Sunday, September 11, in observance of the tenth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The public is invited to participate. Free parking will be available at the Frank F. Fasi municipal parking structure (enter from Alapai or Beretania streets).

“We must never forget that horrible day ten years ago or the thousands of innocent victims, especially those who bravely endeavored to save and protect others,” Carlisle said.

The Remembrance Walk will begin at 4 pm with a blessing and wreath presentation at Honolulu Police Department headquarters, 801 South Beretania Street. Police Chief Louis Kealoha will speak.

The walk will include members of the Honolulu Police, Fire, Emergency Services and Emergency Management departments, State Civil Defense Auxiliary, Federal law enforcement agencies, US military, Hawaii Red Cross, elected City and State officials, and other City and State personnel. The procession will be led by a police motorcycle formation, color guard, Celtic Drums and Pipes, Mayor Carlisle and other dignitaries, and wreath bearers.

Participants will proceed ewa on Beretania Street, then makai on Alapai and South streets to Honolulu Fire Department headquarters at South and Queen streets for wreath presentation and color guard ceremonies. Fire Chief Kenneth Silva will speak.

The procession will then continue makai on South Street, turn ewa on Halekauwila Street to the corner of Punchbowl and Halekauwila streets for a wreath presentation. US Attorney for Hawaii Florence Nakakuni, representing federal law enforcement agencies, will speak along with Honolulu Department of Emergency Management Deputy Director Peter Hirai.

Participants will then proceed mauka on Punchbowl Street to Queen Street for a wreath presentation with the Department of Emergency Services. Department Director Dr. James Ireland will speak.

The procession will then continue mauka on Punchbowl Street to Honolulu Hale, where the Royal Hawaiian Band will perform near the Eternal Flame on the front lawn. Mayor Carlisle will speak, and wreaths will be presented by the Mayor and participating agencies. After a moment of silence, the Navy Pacific Fleet Band Bugler will play taps, and the Royal Hawaiian Band will play “God Bless America.”

Tenth Anniversary of 9-11 to be observed on Kauai

LĪHU’E – Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. announced today that Kaua’i will participate in the 9.11 National Moment of Remembrance to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and their families.

“With Kaua’i’s participation, all 50 states are represented in this effort,” stated Mayor Carvalho.  “No matter where you live, all Americans were impacted by these events 10 years ago, and the men and women whose lives were lost must be remembered and honored.”

The remembrance calls for governments and businesses, houses of worship, railways, fire and police departments, and others to ring bells and sound sirens for one minute on Sunday, Sept. 11, starting at 7:00 am Hawai’i Standard Time (1:00 pm EDT).  Members of the public are asked to cease activity during that minute and reflect upon the events of 10 years ago.

Fire stations and police vehicles on Kaua’i will sound sirens during the 9.11 National Moment of Remembrance.  Other groups and businesses are encouraged to observe the moment as appropriate.

This effort is being spearheaded by U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).  More information can be found at: http://lautenberg.senate.gov/stopandremember/.

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