PMO speaks at Hanover Square at ceremony of 10th anniversary for 9/11

Public event for Prime Minister Stephen Harper

September 11, 2011

 


 

September 9, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Public event for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Sunday September 11th is:

New York, NY

2:00 p.m. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will deliver remarks at a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

British Garden at Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004

 

 

 

NOTES:
•Media are required to present proper identification for accreditation.
•Media will not be permitted inside the garden; however a designated media position has been identified.
•Media should assemble at the corner of Pearl Street and Hanover Square.
•Media should bring lenses appropriate to cover a distance of 50 feet.

 

 

At home in Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper declares September 11 to be: NATIONAL DAY of SERVICE

September 9, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement declaring September 11 a National Day of Service:

“Nearly a decade ago, the world was shaken by a series of senseless and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

“On this tenth anniversary of 9/11, we honour the nearly three thousand innocent people from 90 countries who lost their lives in the attacks and pay respect to their family and friends who still suffer with the losses of that horrible tragedy.

“It is equally important to recall the incredible acts of courage, sacrifice and kindness by Canadians on and following that infamous day – acts like a community of 10,000 in Gander hosting several thousand diverted air passengers and treating them like part of their families; the selfless service of civilian and military volunteers who continue to stand up in the face of terrorism; and the outpouring of Canadian support in the aftermath of the attacks.

“I hope that this National Day of Service, observed hereafter on September 11, will inspire Canadians to once more show the same kind of compassion to strangers in need, by engaging on that day in charitable activities, fundraisers and community service for worthy causes across the country.

“It is a fitting way to pay tribute to the Canadians and others who were lost in 9/11, to show continued support for the families of victims, to honour the sacrifices made by those who served in the rescue efforts, and to turn an infamous date into a day of hope marked by a communal outpouring of warmth and generosity.”


The British Garden

September 11, 2011
New York City, New York

The British Garden at Hanover Square is a New York City park, a gift to the City of New York and its people from the Anglo-American community and its friends.

The Garden is privately run by The British Garden Memorial Trust, Inc., and is located near Ground Zero. It was created to honour the British victims of the September 11 attacks and to celebrate the historic ties of friendship and unity between the United States and the United Kingdom.

The Garden features City of London style bollards, paving quarried in Scotland and Wales and benches produced in England that were completed in Northern Ireland.

The center stone of the Garden was dedicated on November 1, 2005, by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales (the Garden’s Royal Patron) and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The Garden was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2010. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the British Memorial Garden Trust extended an invitation to recognize the Canadian, Australian and other Commonwealth victims of the September 11 attacks in the memorial. The Garden will be appropriately renamed to recognize this expansion.

Each year on September 11, The British Garden holds a memorial concert event attended by families of victims, related key figures, and the general public.

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