Lehigh Valley events commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11
BY PAUL WILLISTEIN
Lehigh Valley events to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/ll:
“Bridles & Badges,” 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11. Fifth annual open house, Quadrant Private Wealth Stables, 615 E. Langhorne Avenue, Bethlehem. 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at start of event. Mounted Patrol Horses Pharaoh, George, Asa, Grey and Casper. Pony rides, barn tours, food trucks, face-painting, lawn games. Music by The Verdict Band. BBQ picnic by Clubhouse Grill. Free. Nominal fee for some activities. Information: www.bethlehemmountedpolice.org
“Uptown Northampton Street Fair,”
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 11, Main Street, Northampton. 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, with Boy Scouts, students, Civil Air Patrol cadets, at start of event. Returning for 32nd year after 2020 postponement. Craft and business vendors, food trucks, rock-climbing, pony rides, Roxy Theatre tours, Mario Andretti Indy Race Car, Elite Mixed Martial Arts. Music by Kendal Conrad, Third Hand Acoustic. Presented by Northampton Area Chamber, a partner of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Never Forget Patriot Day Annual Community 9/11 Rembrance Service,
8:40 a.m. Sept. 11, Good Will Fire Co. No. 1 of Trexlertown, 7723 Hamilton Boulevard, Trexlertown, Upper Macungie Township. 20th anniversary of 9/11 with Upper and Lower Macungie Township Emergency Service Organizations (Fire, EMS, Police)
noon - 7 p.m. Sept. 11, The Grove at South Mountain, 400 E. Mountain Road, Salisbury Township. Deejay, music, food vendors, martial arts, moon bounce, face-painting, vendors, horse ride. Presented by Brother 4 Brother. The Grove is owned and operated by ElChaar Group, Inc. Information: 610-770-6014
3 p.m. Sept. 11, West Park Band Shell, 17th and Linden streets, Allentown
annual Bert Meyers Tribute concert, 3 p.m. Sept. 12, West Park Band Shell, 17th and Linden streets, Allentown
“Never Forget: A September 11 Remembrance Event - Stories of Resiliency, Empathy, and Strength,” 8:15 a.m. Sept. 10, Community Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville campus, North Whitehall Township. Registration, 8:15 a.m.; breakfast, 9 a.m. Speakers: Col. Mary Lowe Mayhugh, U.S. Army, Retired, president, John P. Mayhugh Foundation; Payton Lynch, author, “Rise from the Ashes: Stories of Trauma, Resilience, and Growth from the Children of 9/11”; Jonathon Lynch, surviving child of 9/11. Open to public. Free to veterans, active military, first-responders, students. Sponsored by LCCC and Veterans and Military Council of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Information, or to register: https://web.lehighvalleychamber.org/events; 610-739-1512. Masks required in LCCC buildings.
DeSales University commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11
“Afghanistan: Then, Now, and the Future - One Veteran’s Perspective,”
Retired Col. Gregory Marston, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 9, Hurd Room, DeSales University Center, or live via Zoom (Register online)
“DeSales Scholars Series: From Tragedy to Triumph - Stories of 9/11 - In Remembrance of the 20th Anniversary,”
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sept. 9, Commonwealth Room, DeSales University Center, or live via Zoom (register online). Alumna and author Payton Lynch, DeSales University, Class of 2015, discusses her book, “Rise from the Ashes: Stories of Trauma, Resilience, and Growth From the Children of 9/11.” Family, friends and faculty of alumnus Daniel Gallagher, DeSales University, Class of 2000, share his story. Gallagher, an accounting graduate who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
“Interfaith Service Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11,”
10 a.m. Sept. 10, Connelly Chapel. Father Kevin Nadolski, vice president for mission, DeSales University; Dr. Walead Mosaad, director of Muslim student life, Lehigh University, and Rabbi Seth Phillips, Congregation Keneseth Israel, Allentown, are celebrants. Family members remember alumnus Daniel Gallagher, DeSales University, Class of 2000. Service sponsored by DeSales University Office of Veterans and Military Services.
“Panel Discussion: The Geopolitical, Historical, Security, and Personal Implications of 9/11,”
1 p.m. Sept. 10, Commonwealth Room, DeSales University Center, Commonwealth Room. Panelists include SFC Victor Arocho Desales University, Class of 2021, U.S. Army National Guard; Kara Rhoads, retired FBI agent; Ahmet Yayla, Ph.D., director, DeSales University Center for Homeland Security, and Andrew Essig, Ph.D., professor of political science, DeSales University.
Daniel Gallagher, DeSales University, Class of 2000, Memorial Conference, Room Re-Dedication Ceremony
, 5 p.m. Sept. 10, Daniel Gallagher ’00 Memorial Conference Room, Room 245, Gambet Center. The Daniel Gallagher ’00 Memorial Conference Room will have a new sign installed, and 9/11 artifacts donated by the Gallagher family will be displayed. Family, friends and faculty members share memories of Gallagher. Father Kevin Nadolski, OSFS, vice president for mission, will offer a prayer and room blessing.