With the ten-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks mere days away, preparations are underway for the memorial. And while the events are not completely finalized, we are getting a glimpse at some of the events that will be part of the national commemoration.
Soul singer Patti LaBelle will be among three announced performers at the Concert for Hope at the Washington National Cathedral. Country singer Alan Jackson and opera singer Denyce Grace will be giving their tributes as well. LaBelle will be singing in front of President Obama and First Lady Michelle who will be attending the concert on Sunday after visiting the three sites where victims of 9/11 attacks died. Following the concert, Obama will deliver a closing address.
According to a release from the Cathedral:
“President Obama will visit the three memorial sites in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon on September 11, reminding us all of the tremendous toll that tragic day had on our nation. We are honored that President Obama will conclude this journey at the National Cathedral,” said Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III. “Ten years ago at the Cathedral, the nation gathered after tragedy with President Bush; at the Cathedral this year, we mark the passing of a decade since a day that changed the life of every American. It is our hope that the Cathedral’s commemoration, especially with President Obama’s participation in it, will move us further down the path toward healing.”
For more information on the Concert and other events at the Cathedral that weekend, please visit www.calltocompassion.com.