There will be a Remembrance Event at Ipswich River Park on September 11 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. From noon to 7 p.m. at , the event will have guest speakers and live music. Old-fashioned games will entertain the kids so parents can focus on the event.
The Marine Corps Color Guard presentation of colors will be followed by the Boy and Girl Scouts leading the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem.
Guest speakers include State Representative Brad Jones, Larissa Gay of Tewksbury who lost her father on Flight 11, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Bob Mauceri, Veteran USMC Hugh Connor, Chief Edward Nolan and many more.
The North Reading Community Chorale, band, Full Turn, DJ Jerry O, and Steve Savio and his partner will play live music for the crowd throughout the day.
"Everything is still subject to change," said Director of Veterans Services Sue Magner.
Magner is working on a book that lists the names of all the victims of 9/11. The book will be available to view at the event.
Attendants can also check out Operation Home Ties: Faces of Remembrance, an art exhibit by Woburn artist Gina Johnson. Johnson drew profiles of the 158 soldiers that Massachusetts lost to war since 9/11.
Old-fashioned games will keep children occupied so parents can listen to the guest speakers and enjoy the event. Concession stands will have refreshments for sale and an array of 9/11 memorabilia available. Wear red and bring your blankets and chairs!
If you would like to volunteer or donate to the 9/11 event please contact Susan Magner at (978) 357-5212 or Parks and Recreation Department Operations Director Maureen Stevens (978) 357-5216.