Sunday, April 13, 2008

September 11 2007

3rd Annual Unity Day USA Event
Photo Albums, video links, comments and notes listed below

Sunday, Spetember 9, 2007
Crowne Plaza Hotel
14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX 75001


Honoring the sacrifice of the 911 Heroes

Dallas, Texas : July 31, 2007. The Foundation for Pluralism and the World Muslim Congress have announced the 3rd annual 911 Memorial event to be held on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at Crowne Plaza Hotel at 14315 Midway Road in Addison, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Mike Ghouse, President of the organizations announced. “This event is under planning stages in 10 Cities around the nation”.

Date & Time: Sunday, September 9, 2007 4:15 to 7:00 P
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX 75001

On this Unity Day USA, we, the people of the United States of America; of every faith, race, ethnicity, culture and background, gather to pray for peace, unity and security of our nation and the world.

Our 2007 theme is One Nation under God. Our religious prayer leaders will seek guidance and wisdom from their respective faiths. Our Civil servants and community leaders will echo the same sentiment and suggest ways in which we as individuals can work toward cohesive and thriving local communities.

The American Muslims, the World Muslim Congress and the Foundation for Pluralism have taken the initiative to remember one of the greatest tragedies in the history of our nation by bringing about a positive change to the 911 event. We wish to honor the lives of thousands of fellow Americans on that day and we have committed to make this day, the Sunday before 911, a day of Unity of Americans to pledge to the peace, unity and prosperity of our nation

Unity Day USA is to be held on Sunday before September 11 of each year, as was suggested by Congressman Pete Sessions, Kenny Marchant and Ralph Hall in a luncheon meeting in Dallas. Congressman Sessions’ office is planning to get Unity Day USA proclaimed as National Day along with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi who has shown the same interest.

As Americans we uphold, protect, defend and celebrate the values enshrined in our constitution. All our faiths reinforce the creed of "One Nation under God, with liberty and justice for all."
Mike Ghouse

Chairperson, Unity Day USA,
(214) 325-1916

More information available at the following links:
Power Point Presentation:

90 Organizations Participated -

Religious leaders who participated -

Civic Leaders -


News Media:

Album for 2005 -
Album for 2006 -

Key Note Speakers: Daisy Khan, a national interfaith leader confirmed.

Key Note speakers: Karen Hughes, undersecretary of State, yet to be confirmed.

Dear God, with your blessings, we proceed with the program.
God bless the USA

Mike Ghouse (214) 325-1916
We are looking for volunteers, please feel free to contact:

This years' theme would be One Nation - Information for the items below will be updated....
American National Anthem
Pledge of Allegiance
Statement of Purpose
Acknowledgement of Sponsors
Acknowledgment of Dignitaries
Civic Leaders
Spiritual Leaders

Key Note Speakers:
Daisy Khan, a national interfaith leader.

Civic Leadership: (List: 2005 & 2006)
We plan to invite guests from across America to share their vision of One Nation. Senators, Congressman (both National and State) will be invited along with Mayors, Council persons, Commissioners and others

Spiritual Leadership: (List: 2005 & 2006)
We are inviting a representative leader for each faith including Atheists, Wicca and the Native American groups. All denominations within each faith will come together and say their prayers. We hope to represent every American in the prayers.

Participating Organizations: (List: 2005 & 2006)
We have had support from nearly 90 organizations in the past two years, and we hope to continue to gain their support for the event. All it takes for the name of your organization to be included is, to bring 5 members of your organization to the event.

Sponsors:(2005 & 2006)
We are seeking sponsors and underwriters for the event. The budget is small, but the purpose is great!

Photography: Bombay Photography - Aftab Lakhani
Videography: Bombay Photography - Aftab Lakhani

Community Leadership:
Our goal is to have a representation of every race, ethnicity and nationality. No American resident will be left behind. Our volunteers will aspire to reach every one.
Comments from the community: (2005 & 2006)
A variety of comments have been received and placed together, you are welcome to share yours.
Press: (2005 & 2006)
We are grateful for the support by Dallas Morning News, Plano Star Couriers, Frisco Paper, WBAP 820, KRLD 1080, AM1150, CBS TV 11, NBC TV 5, Telemundo 27 and other News and community outlets.
Photographs: Can be viewed as slide show.

September 11 2006

2nd Annual Unity Day USA
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Double Tree Hotel
Midway at LBJ

September 11 2005

The First Unity day USA held at Embassy Suites Hotel in Frisco.
650 People attended the event.

Video, press Release and pictures to be uploaded

Album for 2005 -


September 11 2004

Another Day on Radio

September 11 2003

Another day on Radio
I have committed to do something about it...

Mike Ghouse

September 11 2002

I was on the radio again for 4 hours, brought together expers from around the world to share with our audiencea about the impact of 9/11.

I will have to pull the information together and post it.


September 11 2001

September 11, 2001

I was no Radio from about 10AM to 3 PM on AM Radio 1150
I will copy the details later.



It is all about 9/11 and my committment to turn this tragic day into a Unity Day USA


Mike has made a commitment to dedicate his day very year to 911 and work on learning and sharing it's impact on the world from a moral, religious, economic and social points of view.

September 11, 2005 - Creation of Unity Day USA - 14 faith representation, 650+ individuals, 6 Mayors, FBI and DOJ attended the event. The civic Officials proclaimed it as UnityDayUSA

September 11, 2004 - 4 Hours of Radio Talk Show - I do plan to bring the experts to share the impact of this event on elections, world relations and much more.

September 11, 2003 - 4 Hours of Radio Talk Show - Bring out the experts in to share the impact of the this event on Politics, history, world relations, multi-faith relations and the economy.

September 11, 2002 - 8 Hours of Radio Talk Show - Bring the experts from all over the United States to talk about the impact the event had in every sphere of life.

September 11, 2001 - 8 Hours of Radio

Played leadership role in Dallas on the day of September 1. 2001

Two competing radio stations invited me to man the radio stations, which were simulcasted from 10:30 AM thru 5:00 PM.

My first goal was to bring a sense of clarity and direction to the public. Then pave the way for a sense of purpose, a sense of what needs to be done. I repeated the same thing on its anniversary.

By the end of the day a clear sense of direction was developed followed by : I) Multi-faith prayers ii) donate blood ii) donate money. The Blood centers had to close down due to the people’s overwhelming response.

The fog was clearing up – I) Osama bin Laden was the bad guy ii) Muslims had nothing to do with Osama iii) Declaration of war against Osama.

Spiritual leaders from all faiths joined the talk show ; Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Jewish, Sikh and Zoroastrian. Area City Mayors, community and business leaders joined in an effort to bring a sense of direction.