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Hickenlooper: 9/11 event with band will be somber

DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper says an event he’s co-hosting to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will honor those who died and those protecting the country, but it also will recognize America’s will to survive.

The Beach Boys are set to play at the free event Hickenlooper is co-hosting with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Sunday at Civic Center Park, which will also have concessions and a beer garden.

But Hickenlooper said Thursday that the program will start with a somber remembrance ceremony with a military flyover, taps and a 21-gun salute.

The Beach Boys, Colorado Symphony and musician Tyler Ward are set to perform.

Hickenlooper says terrorists are threatened by Americans’ freedom, and organizers wanted to celebrate the freedoms the U.S. represents.

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