ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — City of Albuquerque’s featured event will be Friday at noon on Civic Plaza, while other events are planned around town on Saturday and Sunday
Several events are planned around Albuquerque to commemorate those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The city’s featured event will actually take place on Friday — Sept. 10.
The 45-minute ceremony begins at 12 p.m. on Civic Plaza. Albuquerque Fire Department Chief James Breen, who commanded a New Mexico contingent at the Pentagon after the terrorist attacks, will deliver the keynote address.
City public safety spokesman T.J. Wilham, who organized the event, said the decision to hold the ceremony on Friday was two-fold.
“It gives everyone — not just city employees, but everyone — who works Downtown a chance to come,” Wilham said. “So we think we’ll get a better turnout. And the city has several other events scheduled for Saturday that we didn’t want to conflict with.”