Friday, September 10, 2021

Still Life with Robin: It Was 20 Years Ago Today....

NYC 9/11 Memorial & Museum

by Peggy Robin


In every column, on every TV, on the radio, in every newspaper, and everywhere you look today, you will be reminded of this day, 20 years ago. This column is no exception.


New York City will mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, as they’ve done every year with the “Tribute in Light”. You can view the display and learn how the Tribute of Light came about in this 2 minute video produced by the New York 911 Memorial & Museum:


Here is Washington there will be an observance ceremony hosted by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley at the Pentagon Memorial. Starting at 9 AM the event will be livestreamed on the Department of Defense live video site at:


The commemorative ceremony at Shanksville, PA will be livestreamed starting at 9:45 (Flight 93 went down at 10:03 AM) – and can be viewed on the Flight 93 national Memorial Facebook page:


Here in Cleveland Park, we will be hearing the bells of the National Cathedral playing a carillon recital of songs starting at 12:30 PM.


The repertoire will be as follows:


On Eagles Wings, Michael Joncas (b. 1951); arr. Richard Giszczak (b.1948)

Largo from Partita 2, Joseph Haydn (1732-1800); arr. Bernard Winsemius (b.1945)

Andante and Air from Orfeo (Dance of the Blessed Spirits), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787); arr. Ronald M. Barnes (1927-1997)

Prelude Solennel, W. Lawrence Curry (1906-1966)

In Memoriam, September 11, 2001, John Courter (1941-2010)

God Bless America, Irving Berlin (1888-1989); arr. Kamiel Lefevere (1888-1984)


The complete schedule of 911 remembrances, prayers, and ceremonies at the Washington National Cathedral is available here:



Still Life With Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays. 

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