Oceanside Remembers and Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
August 25, 2011
On Sunday, September 11, 2011, in reflection and remembrance honoring the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, the City of Oceanside Neighborhood Services, “The Friends of Oceanside Parks”, Oceanside Police Department, Oceanside Fire Department and Mainstreet Oceanside will be hosting a free event at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, located at 200 South The Strand. The event will open at 2:00 pm with contemporary gospel music provided by Kevin Dodds and 3MC Chorus, followed by several tribute speakers including Mayor Jim Wood and Fire Chief Darryl Hebert. The speeches will be followed by Jimmie Ray & the Black Train Band (a Johnny Cash Tribute Band) with Cyndi Cantrell as June Carter. Scout groups will be distributing free U.S. Flags to the first thousand attendees.
Friends of Oceanside Parks” Chairperson David Palmatier shares, “This event will be a tribute to honor those who were lost on September 11, 2001 and as a way to thank our Police, Fire and Military personnel who protect our freedom every day”.
Come join your community and neighbors to pay respect to those who lost their lives on this tragic day in United States history. Large crowds are anticipated. Bleacher seating is first-come, first-served, so it is highly advisable to arrive early. Attendees are welcome to bring beach chairs and blankets for floor seating. Free and pay parking is available in nearby lots. Carpooling, Sprinter and Coaster use is encouraged.
Voluntary contributions will be accepted at the event to help provide similar programs and events in the future. For more information regarding this event please contact Parks & Recreation at (760) 435-5041 or visit us on the Web at http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/. Parks Make Life Better!
( Press Release )