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Abbey Marks 9/11 Anniversary

Monday, 12th September 2011

Abbey Marks 9/11 Anniversary

A service to mark the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 on Awareness Sunday was held at Westminster Abbey on Sunday 11 September 2011 at 6.30pm.

During the service a wreath was laid at the Innocent Victims' Memorial at the Abbey’s west gate by Dr Courtney Cowart, a 9/11 survivor.

In his Bidding the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall said:

We remember. We remember the moment we heard on 11 September 2001 of the attacks on the Twin Towers, on the Pentagon. Those of us who were there have their own memories that perhaps words can not describe.
We remember also what we saw. We remember not only the horror and tragic loss of life, but also the heroism, the generosity, the love shared in moments of crisis. We remember the survivors, the bereaved. We come together to remember.

The Address was given by the Reverend Nadim Nassar, Director of the Awareness Foundation.

Dr Cowart read A Reflection on Remembrance.

The Rt Hon Michael Mates, chairman of the Awareness Sunday Committee, read Micah 4: 1-4. Corrine Scotland read Romans 12: 9-21.

Prayers were led by the Reverend Dr James Hawkey, Minor Canon and Sacrist of Westminster.

The service was sung by the Special Service Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers. The organ was played by Robert Quinney, Sub Organist, and before the service by Andrej Kouznetsov, Organ Scholar.

See Also:

Order of Service (PDF, 78 KB)

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