Event Productions was contracted by Jammin 2002, an organization that acts as an evangelistic outreach, she said. Steve Jamison, Jammin co-founder, has worked with the family to create the ceremony. Jamison will also speak with the audience about spiritual growth in the aftermath of tragedy.
David Dodd said he is eager to see the tribute take form. He said having his daughters in New York for the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be emotional, but he is not worried about their safety.
"I've always been a person that feels whatever is going to happen, will happen," he said.
Jessica Dodd left for New York on Thursday and will return to Huntington after the event. She said she has not visited New York since the terrorist attacks, and is nervous about visiting Ground Zero.
"I was in New York pretty much right before Sept. 11, and I haven't been back since," she said. "I'm interested and a little scared to go, but I'm excited to help out."
The event will be televised nationwide on the Cable Television Broadcasting Network and presented live on Sky Angel, a satellite-dish network in Texas and Florida.
Tickets for the event can be purchased through Ticketmaster for $15.