Can­dle­light prayer vigil hon­ors vic­tims of 9/11

The Review - - News - By Rick Caw­ley

ROXBOR­OUGH » The 21st Ward Vet­er­ans As­so­ci­a­tion hosted a Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance can­dle­light prayer vigil at Gor­gas Park Mon­day evening, Sept. 11, to mark the 16th an­niver­sary of the 9/11 at­tacks.

Clergy from var­i­ous church groups in Roxbor­ough and Manayunk of­fered their in­sights and per­spec­tive on the tragic events from 2001. Po­lice, fire­fight­ers and mil­i­tary per­son­nel also were hon­ored through­out the night’s pro­ceed­ings as a siz­able crowd came out on a pleas­ant fall-like evening to pay trib­ute to the to the fallen vic­tims of 9/11.

The Hooli­gans, a Philadel­phia-based Celtic folk/ rock en­sem­ble, en­ter­tained the au­di­ence fol­low­ing the ser­vices and helped re­store a more fes­tive mood.


The crowd shares in a moment of solemn re­mem­brance.

John Boyce, of the Friends of Gor­gas Park, right, as­sists with the can­dle light­ing.

Jack Kennedy, of the Liv­ing Sav­ior Church, de­liv­ers the in­vo­ca­tion.

John Barkley and Linda Marie Bell per­form the na­tional an­them.

The Hooli­gans, a Philadel­phia-based Celtic folk/rock band, pro­vided post-ser­vice en­ter­tain­ment.

Mem­bers of lo­cal fire com­pa­nies rep­re­sent first re­spon­ders.

Matt Collins, pas­toral in­tern at Pil­grim Church and an Air Force vet­eran, rem­i­nisces about the events of 9/11.

The crowd shares in a moment of solemn re­mem­brance.

At­ten­dees hold their lighted can­dles as the 9/11vic­tims are re­mem­bered.

Mem­bers of Boy Scout Troop No. 334, with Den Leader David Craig­head, left, at­tend the Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance.

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