KINGMAN - Though Sunday is a somber day meant for 9/11 remembrances, opportunities for people to spend time with family, friends and members of the community while paying tribute to the 10-year anniversary of that tragic day are plentiful.
Over 20 groups, including the Mohave County Sheriff's office, the Boy Scouts of America and the Golden Valley Fire Department, organized a day of solemn memorial to victims of the attacks, first responders and the military starting at 9 a.m. at the Castle Rock Event Center in Golden Valley, 3743 U.S. 93.
Of the money spent at the event on food and non-alcoholic drinks, 15 percent will be put toward a potential 9/11 monument.
In Kingman, several City Council members, Mayor John Salem and representatives from the police, fire and search and rescue departments plan to gather at the Kingman First Assembly of God for a 10 a.m. service commemorating first responders. Members of the public are welcome.
The First Assembly of God is located at 1850 Gates Ave. For more information, call (928) 753-3529.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Kingman Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave., is hosting a free spaghetti buffet for local firefighters and police officers. The Veteran's Committee Blue Crew will serve the food.
People plan to gather at 5 p.m. at the Old Court House on Spring Street for a prayer vigil, according to local resident Gisela Potakar.
At Metcalfe Park in the evening, the Sounds of Kingman's Summer Concert Series continues with a testimonial salute
to 9/11 by the Kingman Concert Band under the direction of assistant conductor Julie Gragg. Before the performance, the Kingman Fire Department Honor Guard plans to present a commemorative ceremony followed by remarks from Fire Chief Chuck Osterman and Kingman Police Chief Robert Devries.
The event starts at 7 p.m. at 315 W. Beale St. and is free to attend. The Sounds of Kingman suggests people bring blankets, chairs and coolers to enjoy the concert comfortably. For more information, call (928) 715-0288.