With the dark shadow of the 9/11 terrorist attacks still looming in our hearts, now is the time to pay tribute to those whose lives were tragically cut short during this horrible event. While San Jose is nowhere near New York City, the impacts of that tragic day were felt worldwide, with casualties from all corners of the globe. Fortunately, there are plenty of places in the South Bay that are hosting memorial services for those who lost their lives during this horrible event, as well as for the families and friends of the deceased.

September 11 Commemoration and Ceremony
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed will be attending this commemoration, along with city council members, police and fire department personnel. Current as well as past members of the military will also be in attendance, honoring the approximate 3,000 people that lost their lives. Lunch will be served after the ceremony.
10 a.m. San Jose Giants – Municipal Stadium, 588 E. Alma Ave., San Jose

San Jose Fire Department 9/11 Patriot Day
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph will host a tenth anniversary mass as well as an open house at the Fire Station One on Market Street in Downtown San Jose. Sunday, 11:30am mass; 12.40pm march; 1pm ceremony; 1:20pm open house, Fire Station One, 225 N. Market St., San Jose

Eastridge Day of Service and Remembrances
Eastridge Mall will be setting up a table to collect donations for victims of the Joplin, Missouri tornado to promote its “do something for someone in need” message. Eastridge Mall, San Jose; Sun, noon–3pm

Requiem for 9/11
Rosemary DeSiervi will be premiering a live performance, incorporating elements of poetry, operatic vocals, and keyboard music.
Divine Science Community Center, 1540 Hicks Ave., San Jose; $10 minimum donation asked; Sun, 1:30pm

Musical Tribute Honoring the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Schola Cantorum and the Office of Religious Life and the Department of Music will present a musical tribute to the victims of 9/11, which also feature a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in D minor.
Stanford Memorial Church; Sun, 1:30pm

Los Gatos Obervance
Members of the Los Gatos Police Department will host a siren-sounding observance in remembrance of 9/11.
Police Operations, 15900 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos, Sun, 10am

Campbell Blood Drive
The Campbell Rotary Club will sponsor a Blood Drive, to inspire people to give to those who need our help most.
EMQ Families First, 251 Llewellyn Ave., Campbell; Sat, 11am–5pm