Remembering Sept. 11

Some of us failed to go to a prayer service on the night of Sept. 11, 2001, and have regretted missing the chance to mourn with the community ever since. The chance to gather and grieve is here again, this time with an interfaith memorial service held in Wingfield Park (on the corner of Arlington and West First streets) at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Folks can gather quietly to the sounds of Temple Sinai Choir’s meditative chants, then listen to a ringing of the bells in remembrance of firemen who died and a bagpipe performance of "Amazing Grace." Prayers for healing will be offered by Jewish, Muslim, Greek Orthodox, Native American and Catholic faith leaders; other spiritual leaders will deliver pieces titled, "Reconciliation, Not Violence," "Faith, Not Fear" and "Love, Not Hate." On the afternoon of Sept. 11, Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Ave., and First United Methodist Church, 209 W. First St., will be open for private meditation. Call 688-4555 for details.