Hi Everyone, I've had a few people ask for a summary of what everyone's plans are, so here ya go - in the order in which they were received......hope its useful, it was to us! Thanks to everyone who replied, it was great! MaryJo Devereaux Head Librarian Community Medical Center Doctor's Library 1800 Mulberry Street Scranton PA 18510 v. (570) 969-8197 f. (570)969-8902 [log in to unmask] Summary: at my school we are dedicating a flagpole with a plaque remembering those who died and we are having the color guard with a bag pipper from our local fire dept coming - they will walk the colors over with the pipe playing - than we will raise the flags and than lower them to half mask. A few short words and a prayer will be said that the piper will play as the color guard marches off - it should take under ½ hour and should be very moving. Here at South Pointe Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, our chaplain has planned a memorial service for 9:00, to last about a half-hour. We are going to have two moments of silence, one at the time the first plane hit and one when the first tower fell. TVs will be tuned to news channels airing recaps and tributes. Flags will be at half-mast and memorial wreaths will be placed near all flagpoles. Also, big message boards will be placed in all hospital lobbies for people to post on. The boards will be up the entire week. It's interesting that you should ask about this. Dana-Farbe is planning to have 3 remembrance services (to cover all the shifts), and I have volunteered to read one of the selections. If people want to contribute their own remembances, they may. If you would like to contact the person in charge, her e-mail is [log in to unmask] We just received an E-mail from our CEO acknowledging those in the company who went to New York to assist with the recovery/rescue and then we have been asked to observe a minute of silence on at 12 Noon on 9/11. We're flying flags at all our campuses halfmast, announcing moment of silence at 8:46, having Masses all day long, counselors available from our psych campus, red/white/blue ribbons to all employees and a plaque is being unveiled for people lost in the community. My institution is observing a moment of silence hospital-wide at 8:48 AM. At this time, a bagpiper will play at the base of the flag pole at the main entrance. Campus traffic as well as all campus construction will be suspended during this time. An Interfaith prayer service will be held in the auditorium beginning at 11:00 am, including recognition of all medical center family and friends lost on 9/11. (One of our paramedics also worked for the Port Authority and died working at the scene, and many of us know others who died also.) The Emergency/Trauma Department will have events throughout the week, that are yet to be announced. I know that there will be a Grand Rounds on 9/11 on "Chemoterrorism - the Lessons of Tokyo, 1995." We are recording the personal experiences, feelings, and "hopes for the future" of our customers. These rememberances will be in the format of a "memory book" and video (2 minutes per person) for our Long Island Division which is our local history division. What I've seen on the Net is that everyone wear red, white, and blue that day. At noon your time, stop and recite the national anthem. Our library has no plans. How about something a little less jingoistic and a little more inclusive (for example, honouring *all* the innocent victims of the last few years of political violence (American, Afghan, Albanian, Canadian, Egyptian, Pakistani, Indian, Iraqi,Israeli, Palestinian, Saudi, Serbian, and, as always, dozens of others). We are doing this very low-key at our hospital: There will be a booklet of people's comments about 9/11 in the chapel, along with some inspirational readings, for anyone who wants a quiet place to reflect. There will also be bulbs available for planting in one of our gardens, for those who wish to emphasize renewal and growth. The library isn't doing anything specific, but I have made up a list of 9/11 internet resources that will be available in the library, for patrons who come in during that week.