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Several Events Scheduled Around N.M. To Commemorate 9/11 Attacks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Various events are scheduled to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. Among them:


  • The “Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run” in Downtown Albuquerque begins at 8 a.m. Sunday. Runners and volunteers can register at 6:30 a.m. at the event, or at Entry fees are $25 for runners/walkers and $15 for volunteers.
  • 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Civic Plaza at 10 a.m. Sunday.
  • The Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice will present a series of events Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit
  • At Sacred Heart Parish at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the New Mexico Philharmonic will give a free memorial concert. At 3 p.m. Sunday, there will be a memorial Mass followed by a reception. The church, 309 Stover SW in Barelas, has beams from the destroyed World Trade Center in its bell tower.
  • Sunday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 5301 Ponderosa NE, several choral groups will sing Franz Schubert’s “Mass in G” at 4 p.m.
  • The 9th annual Albuquerque Fire Department Firefighter 9/11 Stair Climb is scheduled Sunday at approximately 9:15 a.m. at the Bank of Albuquerque Building, 201 Third NW.

Rio Rancho

  • The city of Rio Rancho encourages the observance of a moment of remembrance to last for 1 minute, beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday by ceasing all work or other activity and marking the moment in an appropriate manner, including by ringing bells, blowing whistles or sounding sirens. All city of Rio Rancho Police and Fire and Rescue Department vehicles with sirens not in motion will sound at the specified time.

Santa Fe

  • A 9/11 memorial ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday at Santa Fe Fire Department Station 1, 200 Murales Road. From there, the Remembrance Parade will travel to the Plaza for another ceremony.


  • At 10 a.m. Saturday, 1,500 U.S. flags will be posted on Stapp Field at the New Mexico Military Institute. The event will end with a military flyover of T-38 Talon jets from Holloman Air Force Base.

Las Cruces

  • A ceremony to mark 9/11 will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

— This article appeared on page C01 of the Albuquerque Journal