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Lake Oswego offers several 9/11 events

The Lake Oswego Fire and Police departments will observe the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack this weekend.

The remembrance ceremony will be held at Millennium Plaza Park on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m.

At 1 p.m. the Lake Oswego Police Department Honor Guard will post the colors. The fire chaplain will hold a moment of silence and read the Fireman's Prayer, and the ladder truck will display the American flag.

The names of all the fallen New York firefighters will be read. Lake Oswego Police will have police officers present to read the names of the fallen police officers. At the conclusion, a bugler will play taps during a retiring of the colors by the LOPD Honor Guard.

Other 9/11 activities scheduled include:

* Our Savior's Lutheran Church will host a special service on Sunday at 6 p.m. for the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

The public is invited to join the congregations of Our Savior's and Hope Community churches for a brief non-denominational service of music, prayer and reception at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, located at 15751 Quarry Road in Lake Oswego.

Penny Englert will speak about her experiences working at Ground Zero 10 years ago; Pastors Keith Dickerson and Kim Frenz will participate in the service. Local police, firefighters, and military personnel - past and present - will be recognized.

For more information, call 503-635-4563.

* A candlelight vespers service will be held by Lake Oswego United Church of Christ to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The service will be held Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 1111 Country Club Road.

Susan Peck will lead a service with meditative singing from the Taize tradition, poetry and silence. The congregation will reflect on where they have come as individuals, as a community and as a nation since the shocking events of 10 years ago.

The service will allow time for meditation on grief, healing, and how members can respond to tragedy with peace and love.