A date to remember with ceremony and gatherings

A series of events are planned at Hill Air Force Base and nearby communities in honor of Sept. 11, 2001.

Capt. Laura Desio, Ogden Air Logistics Center assistant to the Judge Advocate General, will speak at the 4 p.m. Warrior Call at the Base Theater. Her remarks will be centered on her experiences while deployed to Baghdad as part of the Law and Order Task Force where she worked extensively with the attorneys for the Central Criminal Court for Iraq as well as on detainee issues.

An observance will follow her presentation in honor of Sept. 11. Dress code is uniform of the day.

>> The Ogden Raptors will play the Orem Owlz at 7 p.m., at Lindquist Field in Ogden. Team Hill has free tickets as part of the events there that night. "The Hill Appreciation Night with the Ogden Raptors sponsored by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee is one of their programs that supports Hill's quality of life and is a great gesture, on their part, of community support and appreciation for the men and women of Hill. We are honored to be the recipient, and can't think of a better way to say thank you than by filling the stadium full of Hill families for a night of good old-fashioned family fun," said Col. Patrick Higby, 75th Air Base Wing commander, in anticipation of the event. General admission tickets, available in the 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, Building 180, Room 109, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., may be upgraded at the park.

>> American Legion Baker Merrill Post No. 9 in Ogden will present a Community Observance Remembering 9/11 at the Weber County Library, 2464 Jefferson St., Ogden, at 5 p.m., and special prelude music at 4:30 p.m. Among the guest speakers will be Ogden Fire Chief Mike Mathieu. For information, contact Bob Schuessler, commander, at wisclad@aol.com or by calling (801) 393-1475.

>> There will be a tribute concert and dance at Bella's Fresh Mexican Grill in Farr West, Harrisville, 2651 N. 1850 West, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. The event will use funds raised to send packages overseas to support the troops. Lantern Lane and Steeln Thunder will provide entertainment. A DJ will play music for the dance. Suggested donation before the concert and dance is $10 and participants who wish to have dinner beforehand are encouraged to make reservations to ensure they will be served. The patriotic theme is meant to provide a family friendly atmosphere and will be a healing event for all.

For more information, visit the Web site for updates at www.ilovebellas.com.

>> The Ogden Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its sixth annual golf tournament at the Mount Ogden Golf Course on Sept.11. Support from the event helps to sponsor and assist funding several chamber programs which include helping inner city youth.

For more information please contact Frank Ruiz at (801) 334-7250 or Elaine Cobos at Elaine@ogden.travel.

>> Cache Community Connections is hosting a special Sept. 11 commemorative concert at the Logan Tabernacle, 255 N. Main in Logan. The event will include comments from several civic and religious leaders in the community. Music will be provided by the American Festival Chorus under the direction of Dr. Craig Jessop, chairman of Utah State University's Music Department. Special guest artist will be Clay Christiansen, organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The event is free to the public.

For more information, contact John Ribera at (801) 797-7190 or by e-mail at john.ribera@usu.edu.

>> The Taste of Ogden Valley Weekend is Sept. 11-13 offering a weekend-long celebration of the unique food, music and art, and spectacular fall colors of Ogden Valley.

Festivities will commence on Friday, Sept. 11, from 5: p.m. until 9 p.m. at Huntsville Square, with music from local valley musicians, barbecue and fun for the whole family.

More information can be found at www.tasteofogdenvalley.com/.

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