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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2011
Community Invited to Remember, Honor, Reflect at 9/11 Event
In observance of the terrible tragedies that struck our nation on Sept. 11, 2001, College of the Canyons, the City of Santa Clarita and the Artists of Santa Clarita will present a stirring memorial designed to remember the fallen, honor all those who serve and reflect on our nation’s freedom during the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
The 9.11.11 Remember, Honor, Reflect memorial event will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons. Admission is a suggested donation of $10, with all proceeds benefitting the SCV Warriors Scholarship for veteran students attending classes at College of the Canyons.
“It’s amazing that the artists in our community and at the college have chosen to come together and pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 on the 10-year anniversary,” said Adam Philipson, PAC managing director. “College of the Canyons and the PAC are proud to host this important community event.”
During the approximately two-hour program, singers, dancers, actors and other artists from throughout the Santa Clarita Valley will present a series of live patriotic performances meant to honor America.
However, attendees will also be presented with an emotionally somber, multi-media presentation -- including photos, videos and interviews -- which chronicles the events of 9/11 and depicts the devastating loss of life suffered that day.
Also included in the program will be a flag presentation ceremony, followed by welcoming remarks from College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook and other City of Santa Clarita officials.
Prior to the live performance portion of the program, the Artists of Santa Clarita will host a patriotic-themed visual arts show, featuring a wide range of 9/11 inspired art pieces, beginning at 2 p.m. in the PAC lobby. All pieces will be on sale, with 25 percent of the proceeds benefitting the SCV Warriors scholarship.
For more information about the 9.11.11 Remember, Honor, Reflect memorial event or to purchase tickets please visit www.CanyonsPAC.com or contact the PAC box office at (661) 362-5304.