FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: RABBI SAMUEL M. COHON, 327-4501
SAT BIR KAUR KHALSA, 490-1165
PASTOR TOM DUNHAM, 982-7115
Together We Remember: September 11, 2012
September 11th, 2012 marks the eleventh anniversary of the events that changed our country and our world in the most profound ways. In Tucson we seek to commemorate this day as both a memorial remembrance and an inspiration to help build our community, our country, and our world for good, for life, and for peace. Out of our diversity of backgrounds, creeds, and races we embrace a deep unity that employs our collective gifts to remember 9/11 and to be inspired to strive for a better, brighter future for us all.
Tuesday, September 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm, the Tucson Multi-Faith Alliance will hold a community prayer service entitled “Together We Remember: September 11” at Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church, 5360 E. Pima. Clergy representatives of many different faith communities and civic leaders will participate in a ceremony of prayer, music, and reflection.
Everyone is invited to attend and remember. Attendees are asked to bring a can of non-perishable food for the Community Food Bank.
The Tucson Multi-Faith Alliance is a multi-faith group dedicated to building mutual understanding and community across the boundary lines of religion, race, creed, orientation, and ability. Its members commit themselves to an ongoing dialogue, and resolve to learn, teach, pray, and act together to bring an open religious and spiritual dimension to public life in Tucson.
Call (520) 327-4501 for more information
This summer my husband and I listened to a lecture by the architect Michael Arad about the memorial at the site of the former World Trade Towers in NYC. He won the design competition in 2004 for this huge project, and spoke of the long process it took to create a beautiful & respectful memorial for the families of the nearly 3,000 victims. Read the New York Times article about Mr. Arad: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/arts/design/how-the-911-memorial-changed-its-architect-michael-arad.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all.
Later in August my husband was in NYC and was able to view this memorial in person for the first time, and he said it was “deeply moving”. He added that “the silence and physical depth of the memorial was awesome”. I hope to see it someday.