Called the "Never Forget" tribute, the ceremony will mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks and will include special events starting at noon. Although open to the public free of charge, a ticketed evening event will start at 7 p.m. in the fairgrounds' amphitheater, featuring a live performance by American Idol Jason Castro. Reserved seating will be available with ticket prices starting at $10.
Event organizers estimate that more than 15,000 will attend the day-long tribute, which will include rides and attractions for families sponsored by local businesses, churches and organizations, food booths, live stage events and a "Never Forget Flash Mob."
Veterans' organizations, including Pleasanton Military Families and the Diablo Valley Flag Brigade, are among the sponsors. Members of these organizations and the Warriors Watch Riders will also be part of a parade planned for the event to honor victims of the 911 attacks.
Impact for America is a division of Impact Ministries. It states on its Website that it is "dedicated to bringing unity and community to all Americans in their home towns." More information is available at www.impactforamerica.com.