9/11 Memorial Tributes

Here is a list of the public 9/11 Memorial Tributes taking place around the Las Vegas Valley this weekend:

■ Family equestrian day will take place at Horseman's Park, 5800 E. Flamingo Road. Festivities will start at 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies followed by a "Salute to Our Heroes" grand entry, equestrian showcase and performances in the main arena. Family activities will include pony rides, a petting zoo, demonstrations and a rock wall in the park's main arena event lawn from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


■ West Coast Heroes Parade and Ceremony will start at 5:46 a.m. in unity with ceremonies at ground zero in New York City. The parade and ceremony will start at Charleston Boulevard and Fourth Street, with the parade proceeding north on Fourth Street to Ogden Avenue at 6 a.m. The parade will feature entries from first responders, military and veterans agencies, bagpipers and special performances. Closing ceremonies will start at 8:30 a.m. led by Las Vegas, Clark County and other regional fire departments, collaborating agencies and organizations. A memorial ceremony will take place at 11:11 a.m. at Police Memorial Park (Cheyenne Avenue and Metro Academy Way) led by Sheriff Doug Gillespie of the Metropolitan Police Department.

■ The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb will feature 343 firefighters and emergency personnel climbing the stairs of the Stratosphere Tower to honor the firefighters and paramedics killed in the terrorist attacks. The climb, which starts about 9 a.m., will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

■  A 9/11 Remembrance Service will be conducted at 5:15 p.m. by the Islamic Society of Nevada, 4730 E. Desert Inn Road. The service will feature a candlelight ceremony, and guest speakers will include the Rev. Gard Jameson, Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada; Daniel Bogden, U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada; and Aslam Abdullah, the Islamic Society of Nevada director. The service is open to the public.

■ An Interfaith Remembrance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will be presented by the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada at 6:30 p.m. in UNLV's student union ballroom, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The event will feature keynote speaker Maureen Peckman, a member of the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security, reflective readings and songs. The free event will feature participation from various faiths from throughout the community (895-9303).