|Sept. 11 memorial service planned at International Peace Garden |
On Sept. 11, 2008, a memorial service is planned at the 9-11 Memorial located at the International Peace Garden beginning at 11 a.m. Both Gov. John Hoeven and Premier Gary Doer have been invited to attend and address those in attendance.
The keynote speaker for the day will be Earl Beal, assistant professor of counseling and psychology at the University of North Dakota. His direct involvement on Sept. 11, 2001, focused on assisting families involved with the attack on the Pentagon. He was working as the director of the Family Support Center at Grand Forks Air Force Base and supported the staff of the Family Assistance Centers run by the Air Force in the D.C. area.
This year the International Peace Garden will host the first America Supports You "Freedom Walk" in remembrance by continuing the tradition to reflect on the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our countries and to honor our veterans, past and present. This will be a non-partisan/non-exclusive event open to the general-public. This is not a fundraiser for any organization, nor a platform to discuss politics or policies. We simply wish to remember.
Emily Custer of Grand Forks will perform her song, "Thank You." A video of this compilation is available at www.emilycuster.com.
For more information, please contact Shelle Michaels at 218-779-7271 or email@example.com or Doug Hevenor at the International Peace Garden- 1-888-432-6733, www.peacegarden.com
Regarding passports and documentation
After you have driven by either the U.S. or Canadian ports of entry, you will take a turn to the entrance of the International Peace Garden. After you have passed through our front gate, you may move freely between American and Canadian soil within the grounds.