9/11 Memorial Ceremony

2022 marks the 21st anniversary of the tragedy that struck the United States on September 11, 2001, when nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. To honor all of those who lost their lives that fateful day, as well as all current and past veterans, we invite you to join us for our second annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, taking place on Sunday, September 11 beginning at 12:30pm.

Second Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 12:30pm
With performances by the Kiski Valley Community Band and special guest, world-renowned mezzo-soprano Marianne Cornetti
Demonstration by American Legion Post #683 (Saxonburg, PA)

Kiski Valley Community Band

The band formed in 1993 and is composed of about 55 active members from the Alle-Kiski Valley and surrounding areas who play percussion, brass, and woodwind instruments. Catch them live on the main stage as they present a patriotic performance in remembrance of 9/11 and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

Marianne Cornetti

Marianne Cornetti is internationally recognized as one of the leading Verdi mezzo-sopranos of her generation. She has appeared as Amneris in Aida, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, and Princess Eboli in Don Carlos at prestigious opera houses across the world, garnering rave reviews and winning the hearts of audiences globally. Opera Magazine claims, “If her timbre did not sear itself into the memory, her vocal command of this redoubtable role was complete” and Seen and Heard International raves, “[Her] voice is a miracle of power and flexibility from top to bottom. It is the emotion which she imparts into her singing, however, that makes her Azucena so memorable… Cornetti imbues each [role] with an emotional force all its own… The cheers and applause that rained down upon her at the end were well deserved.”

Read more about Marianne Cornetti here.

American Legion Post #683

The Lauter Faulkner Legion Post #683 in Saxonburg was chartered on October 5, 1937 and preserves the memories of past and present veterans. Services include funeral services, flag presentations, firing squads, placing government grave markers on veterans’ graves, and more.