Thursday, September 08, 2011

SF Mayor Lee to Speak at
Castro's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

We are pleased to announce that Mayor Ed Lee is scheduled to make remarks on Sunday, September 11 at the rainbow flag in Harvey Milk Plaza during the LGBT community's remembrance ceremony starting at 1:00 PM.

He will be introduced by Billy Bradford, veteran activist with Marriage Equality USA who will be the emcee for the ceremony. Bradford will also speak about the life and legacy of 9/11 hero Mark Bingham, who lived in the Castro.

Bill Wilson, who's been organizing Sunday's event and is a longtime community photographer, will be reading a touching statement from Alice Hoagland, Mark Bingham's mother who will not be present.

At 1:30 PM, a moment of silence will be observed at Harvey Milk Plaza to honor all who perished on 9/11.

After the moment of silence, the ceremony will resume with an open mic session to allow everyone a chance to speak about what Mark Bingham means to them or remembrances related to the people who died on that tragic day. There will be a sign-up sheet for speakers and everyone is requested to refrain from political speeches.

For more information, please contact the following individuals:

Michael Petrelis
Gays Without Borders
Ph: 415-621-6267

Bill Wilson
Gays Without Borders
Ph: 415-239-8203

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