Our History

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For 18 years, the Minnesota 9-11 Tribute has held fast to the concept originally conceived for the first concert. Over the years, on average, an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 families, seniors, youth, disabled persons, veterans, armed forces personnel and care givers have attended the evening event to remember the tragedy of September 11, 2001 and to praise and celebrate life. The Minnesota 9-11 Tribute has a volunteer board of directors who support the original concept of the concert. Volunteers of all ages and walks of life execute all aspects of the concert. We continue to celebrate this event each year, in particular to honor Minnesota's First Responders, our Fireman, Local Police, Highway Patrol, and Emergency Medical Technicians. These life-saving professionals were the "stand-up" hero's of the 9-11 New York terrorist attack, and we honor our Minnesota First Responders on this day, each year. Our program is especially designed to encourage parents to bring their children. They will receive an American flag to wave as they march in the parade though the aisles. The concerts have always been signed for the hearing impaired, and there will be reserved seating in the front for the deaf, hearing impaired and disabled.

Our Goals

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The Goals of the Minnesota 9-11 Tribute are: 

• To memorialize the victims and their families of  the 9-11 attack by showing that our community and the nation   remembers and will never forget  their tragic loss.                                            

• To pay tribute to the men and women who serve as rescuers in our society, including police, fire, EMS, first responders and other rescue personnel who regularly devote themselves to keeping us safe in the face of danger.

• To express our gratitude and thanks to all serving personnel and veterans of all branches of the armed forces, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, and to their families for their dedication and service to protect our freedom and our country.                                             

• To use the many styles of American Music as expressed in geographic areas as a way to reach local diverse cultures and expanding age groups, i.e. bluegrass, country, pop, Dixieland jazz --  From New Orleans to Chicago to Atlanta, Texas and California. 

Schedule

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Picnic Community Music at 5pm


Intermission


                               
Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Concert at 7pm
204th Army Band

Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble

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HOFFNUN FANFARE –Malcom Arnold

FLAG CEREMONY – Color Guard Salute

NATIONAL ANTHEM & TAPS
Star Wars March John Williams

Colonel Bogey March

(Kids

March)

Kenneth J. Alford, arr. Michael Serber and James Olcot

t

Shenandoah

traditional, arr. James Olcot

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Groovy Loops

J.S

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McKenzie

Stevie Wonder Medley

J. Wassoon

Childhood 

Re

membered

R. Galla

nte

You

re a G

rand Old Flag

George M. Cohan, arr. James Olcot

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His Honor

Henry Fillmore, transcribed by James Olcot

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Dusk 

(with 

lig

hting

candles/phones

)

S. Bryant

Bea

ting Heart

T. Rattigan (AB Vocalist)

Armed F

orces Salute

Ameri

ca the Be

autiful

W

ith 

audience partic

ipation

halfway 

through with vocalist 

leading
Stars and Stripes Forever - John Phillip Sousa

Music Brings us Together

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Music transcends the ages and unites the hearts. The memorial concert on 9-11 presents a variety of musial styles and medleys to help us remember those whose lives were lost and honor brave military leaders and first responders. The program this year includes short performances by loal artisans and musical groups. The object is to play and sing music and perform acts that strengthen our resolve to protect the freedoms we charish and the peace we love. You can purchase a DVD of photos and music from last year here.