9/11, JFK remembered at Oak Cliff Bank Tower

Screen shot 2013-09-10 at 11.24.30 AMScreen shot 2013-09-10 at 11.24.38 AMThe annual 9/11 commemoration at the Bank Tower at Oak Cliff starts at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

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The ceremony will start with the Pledge of Allegiance and the raising of two yellow banners near “The Gates” sculpture by Jim Gallucci. The artist constructed the sculpture using 15 tons of steel from the World Trade Center.

There will also be a moment of silence and singing of a patriotic song. First-grade students from the Kessler School will read quotations from President Kennedy.

Along with tower managing partner Ralph Isenberg’s collection of 9/11-related art, the tower currently has on display a JFK exhibit.

“John F. Kennedy: A Community Remembers” includes an artist’s proof of a bronze bust from the Kennedy Presidential Library, a replica of Kennedy’s rocking chair, campaign materials, newspapers and other memorabilia.

The free exhibit is open to the public and on display through mid December.

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