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Remembering 9/11: Service, Concert, Articles Commemorate 20th Anniversary

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Updated Monday, September 13, 2021

Days after a series of terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, took the lives of thousands of US citizens and first responders, President Gordon B. Hinckley spoke at a memorial service in observance of a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance.

“Our hearts are broken, our spirits subdued,” he said. “We bow before the Almighty in reverence and reach out to those who have lost their lives, to their families, and to those who were wounded in the attacks made against our beloved nation.”

Despite the darkness of the hour, President Hinckley said, “there is shining through the heavy overcast of fear and anger the solemn and wonderful image of the Son of God, the Savior of the world, the Prince of Peace, the Exemplar of universal love, and it is to Him that we look in these circumstances.”

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. See links below to learn more service perfromed, a Tabernacle Choir special concert and links to Church News articles that commemorate the day.

National Day of Service and Remembrance

The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance or 9/11 Day is a federally-recognized National Day of Service that happens in the United States on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, said in a September 10 social media post, “Service makes us more empathetic to others, and we feel good ourselves. It fights cynicism and corruption and gives evidence the world is still good. I extend an invitation to do something tomorrow that makes your community better.”

To find service opportunities in your community, visit JustServe.org.

Learn how Latter-day Saints around the country found way to serve on September 11.

Tabernacle Choir Special ‘9/11, Coming Together’

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies, the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square presented a 30-minute special titled “9/11, Coming Together” on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 8:46 a.m. MDT — symbolizing the time of the first plane crash in to the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

The program was hosted by Jane Clayson Johnson, a Latter-day Saint television journalist who co-anchored the CBS News early morning show in New York City as the events of 9/11 unfolded.

Commemorative Articles

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