The following monologues and narrations were written specifically for a September 11th Memorial Service, but could also be used as stand-alone pieces.
I’ve included ideas for a sample memorial service with notes and links below. There are so many beautiful and moving song choices and video pieces online that can be incorporated into a service with the monologues and narrations included in this segment.
For more information about 9/11, or for inspiration to craft your own memorial service, please visit the following resources:
- 9/11 by the Numbers, nymag.com
- The Encyclopedia of 9/11, nymag.com
- 9/11 Memorial
- Video footage, history.com
Patriot Day Monologues
All monologues & narrations were originally performed at Northwest Assembly of God.
Sample Service Order
September 11 [Video]
- Use or create a video that introduces the service, moves quickly, has little dialogue and is less than 90 seconds.
- Always use videos in accordance with copyright laws and with permission – video ideas
Solid Rock [Song]
Edward Mote – Lyrics
- This service worked well with one Narrator throughout.
- Keep the Narrator’s position on stage the same throughout the entire service.
- Move actors/vocalists into position on different parts of the stage during narrations to keep distractions and transition times at a minimum.
In Christ Alone [Song]
Phillips, Craig & Dean – Lyrics
Jesus is the Answer [Song]
Andrae Crouch – Lyrics
Christ in Me [Song]
Damaris Carbaugh – Lyrics
In God We Trust [Song]
Voices of Hope – Lyrics
Appeal, Closing & Prayer