10 years ago, the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001 needlessly took the lives of thousands of Americans. From the first moment of the attack through the years following the tragedy, Americans have been united in our strength of character and unwavering resolve. Today, we remember the sacrifice made by American families, our troops and first responders and their continued bravery.

Take a moment to reflect on all of those who work to protect our country and keep us safe into the future. Thank you to all of the soldiers, vets, and first responders who risk their lives so we can live ours.

Below, you will find details regarding the “9/11: Remembering Our American Heroes” event being hosted at the State Capitol. If you are unable to attend, please honor those that were lost by turning off your lights at 6:30pm. During that time, take a moment to locate the spotlights that will be illuminated throughout the evening.

However you decide to memorialize the anniversary of September 11, 2001, be sure to spend time with those who are close. Reflect on the sacrifice made by so many Americans and be thankful for their steadfast bravery.

With Gratitude,

Rep. Heather Carter

Spotlights to illuminate Phoenix sky in remembrance of 9/11

First responders, American Heroes to be honored on
10th Anniversary of Sept. 11

Two spotlights will shine into the Phoenix sky Sunday night in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States of America. The spotlights will be lit outside the state Capitol as part of a remembrance ceremony this Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

The remembrance event – “9/11: Remembering Our American Heroes” – will feature Historian Marshall Trimble, Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Phoenix Fire Department Chief Bob Khan, and Mark Spencer representing the Arizona Police Association and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this opportunity to reflect together on the tragedy of Sept. 11 and honor those who protected us.

As part of this remembrance, residents and businesses in downtown Phoenix are being asked to turn off their lights starting at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday in honor of those who were lost on Sept. 11. The spotlights will remain illuminated through the evening.

9/11: Remembering Our American Heroes

What: Remembrance ceremony for the 10th year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

When: This Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011; 6:30 p.m.

Where: Front of Old State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Opening Remarks

Marshall Trimble

Posting of the Colors

Police Fire Department Honor Guard

God Bless America

Marshall Trimble


Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted


  • Chief Bob Khan, Phoenix Fire Department
  • Mark Spencer, Arizona Police Association & President, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association
  • Russell Pearce, President of the Arizona State Senate
  • Andy Tobin, Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives
  • Spotlights in remembrance of Sept. 11 attacks

For more information:

Daniel Scarpinato, Director of Communications, Arizona House of Representatives
602-926-3233 – dscarpin@azleg.gov