Sept. 11 commemorations on or near bases in Europe
Events commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States are being held in the coming days at or near several U.S. military bases in Europe, including:
Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy: An observance will be held at 7:45 a.m. Friday at the open square in front of Ciao Hall at the Capodichino base.
Chièvres, Belgium: The local fire department is holding its annual open house on Sunday. In tribute to the victims of Sept. 11, organizers plan to play the American national anthem.
Schweinfurt, Germany: 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, is having a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Friday in front of the 1-4 Cav headquarters building on Conn Barracks. The ceremony is in memory of the unit’s soldiers killed in Iraq.
Würzburg, Germany: The 1st Infantry Division will hold a Patriot’s Day memorial ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Victory Park on Leighton Barracks.
Babenhausen, Germany: A memorial is set for 3 p.m. Friday at the Rammers Theater. The program includes an audiovisual presentation, as well as appearances by Cub Scout Pack 71, the Babenhausen Elementary School choir, local singers and Chaplain (Maj.) Peter Sniffin, who will be the guest speaker from the 1st Armored Division. The names of deployed soldiers from the community will be read during the program and a tape of the program will later be sent to the troops.
Darmstadt, Germany: The 32nd Signal Battalion will sponsor a wreath-laying ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in front of Kelley Barracks casern. The lord mayor of Darmstadt will participate in the ceremony.
Also in Darmstadt, the Cambrai-Fritsch Kaserne chapel will hold special programs in remembrance throughout Sunday. The Protestant service holds its program at 10:45 a.m., and the gospel service will have its program at 12:30 p.m.
Baumholder, Germany: A remembrance ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at Chapel 2, which is on the far northeast side of the main Baumholder base, H.D. Smith Barracks. During the second half of the ceremony, participants will walk about a mile from the chapel to the flag pole at the center of Smith Barracks, which includes the base memorial area.
Wiesbaden, Germany: Members of a local Harley Davidson motorcycle club plan to meet outside the main gate at Wiesbaden Army Airfield at about 11 a.m. Sunday to lay a wreath. About two dozen bikers are expected to attend the event.