Where to Observe 9/11 in the South Bay

In commemoration of the attacks of September 11, several faith groups will host services to continue to create a sense of community.

The following is a list of local observances of the 11th anniversary of September 11.

If volunteering is your desire, some communities are participating in National Day of Service as a forward-looking tribute to sacrifice. Click here for some activities in the area.

Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012

  • Memorial and flame-lighting ceremony, 9 a.m. in San Jose: Hosted by Oak Hill Memorial Park. The ceremony will repeat at 6 p.m. Location: 300 Curtner Ave, San Jose.
  • Peace Picnic, 5 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. in San Jose: American Muslim Voice Foundation and Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese are calling upon faith groups and community organizations to be a part of a multifaith peace picnic on September 11. They and their co-sponsors are encouraging all Americans to join “The Miracle Movement of Peace and Friendship” campaign to ensure the nation’s safety, security and harmony. The initiative is part of AMV Foundation’s larger goal to move Americans from fear to friendship, by expanding the sense of community at a grassroots level. AMV foundation has long been engaged in many community driven efforts including open homes, peace picnics, teach-ins at high school and college campuses, national and regional conventions, and their hallmark ‘dinners with dialog’ that spearheaded the movement to build what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described as a beloved community. Free dinner will be provided. Location: James McEntee Plaza, in front of the County Building, 70 West Hedding, San Jose.
  • Interfaith Dinner and Prayer Service in Campbell: The Campbell United Methodist Church will again host an interfaith dinner and prayer service. This has been an annual event for developing greater understanding between Christians, Muslims and others. Dinner at 7 p.m. will be followed by Muslim prayers at about 8 p.m., and further prayers and discussion in the sanctuary. A halal meal will be served with vegetarian options. To reserve a space, contact the church office at (408) 378-3472 by Tuesday, September 4. Co-sponsored by the African Fellowship of Campbell United Methodist and the New Creation United Methodist Church. Reservations are not needed for the prayer service alone. Location: Campbell United Methodist Church, 1675 Winchester Boulevard, Campbell.


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