UPDATED to include partial listing of events today
The Executive Director of the Summit County Victims Assistance Program says remembering the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks really hits home with him.
Reverend Bob Denton says he was asked to come to New York City on September 11th, 2001 to help those who were working at Ground Zero.
This was a first for the National Organization of Victims Assistance Programs, helping first responders deal with their pain and suffering. In 2011, it's something that we all take for granted. But, back in 2001, it was new technology.
Reverend Denton says dealing with victims was psychological in nature back in 2001. Ten years later, Reverend Denton says the response in helping victims of crimes or other disasters is now more social in nature.
The most difficult problem Reverend Denton says he had to deal with 10 years ago was to have first responders separate their professional duties from their personal feelings.
Plus, Reverend Denton says 9/11 showed professionals how important a faith based alterative was was in dealing with a disaster of this magnitude. Now, Reverend Denton says Victims Assistance programs routinely use faith based efforts.
Denton is one of several church leaders participating in a non-denominational service Sunday afternoon at 4:00 at Faith Lutheran Church in Fairlawn.
|09-11||12:00 p.m.||American Legion and City of Kent Fire Department Commemoration||Montrose Mazda of Kent, 1127 W. Main Street, Kent|
|09-11||12:00 p.m.||Flag Raising in memory of 9/11||Montrose Ford-Lincoln, 2480 W. State Street, Alliance|
|09-11||12:30 p.m.||Copley Fire Department Salute – American Flag atop Ladder Truck||Montrose Ford, 3960 Medina Road, Fairlawn|
|09-11||12:30 p.m.||FOP Lodge 7 9/11 Remembrance Service||FOP Lodge, 2610 Ley Drive, Akron|
|09-11||12:30 p.m.||National Moment of Remembrance, Cuyahoga Falls||Falls River Square Amphitheater, Cuyahoga Falls|
|09-11||1:00 p.m.||A Ceremony to Remember||Alliance Memorial Park, Alliance|
|09-11||2:00 p.m.||Akron Commemorative Ceremonies||Reservoir Park Community Center, 1735 Hillside Terrace, Goodyear Heights|
|09-11||2:00 p.m.||Streetsboro Firefighters Memorial Dedication||Streetsboro Fire Department, 9184 SR 43, Streetsboro|
|09-11||4:00 p.m.||9/11 Ten Years Later: A Service of Remembrance||Faith Lutheran Church, 2726 W. Market Street, Fairlawn|
|09-11||4:00 p.m.||Memorial Service, Stark County Safety Forces and Coming Together||McKinley National Monument, Canton|
|09-12||7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||9/11 Remembrance Art Project Full Circle: A Decade of Remembrance||Ohio Building, 175 S. Main Street, Akron|