Three years have passed since the 9-11 terrorist attacks in 2001. With the nation continuing to grieve the dead and comfort the survivors, churches across all cities planned vigils, prayer meetings, moments of silences, and commemorative church services, to mark the three-year anniversary of the attacks that left an indelible mark on the heart of America, Sept 11, 2004.
In New York, at the World Trade Center site, commemorations began at 8:46 a.m., during which the names of the 3,000 victims were read aloud. In the same city, a Towers of Light will be illuminated at sunset. Other memorial services in New York includes a service planned at Hudson River Park for Windows on the World workers who died and on Staten Island for 9-11 victims.
Churches across the nation planned vigils and memorial services. Some, including the Martin Luther King Jr.’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, will hold an interfaith service open to people of all religious backgrounds.
St. Peter’s Church in lower Manhattan will also toll bells for seven hours to mark the tragic day. In Albuquerque, N.M., a church where two trade center beams are on display will also ring bells throughout the day.
Meanwhile, victims of Flight 93 crash will also be remembered at a gathering in Shanksville Pa., and the victims of the Pentagon attack will be commemorated at Rockville, Md.
Numerous other church related ceremonies have been planed in Boston, San Antonio, Cleveland, Camden, Nashville, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City.
For local events, contact a local church near you by using the online church directory: http://www.churchangel.com/welcome.htm