Sunday, September 4, 2011

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 09/11

This year's September 11th is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took many lives before their time. The Bridgewater Council of Churches, the Town of Bridgewater, and Bridgewater State University are hosting observances to commemorate our fallen heroes and their families. On the morning of September 11th, the Bridgewater Community is invited to gather on the Bridgewater Common at the 9/11 Memorial for a brief service and bell ringing. People will be gathering anytime after 8:00 AM. Central Square Congregational Church will program its bells to ring 11 times at 8:46 AM. Rev. Esther and other clergy will offer invocations and benedictions. Following this time of remembrance, the community is invited to a pancake breakfast at the Bridgewater United Methodist Church on School Street. Bridgewater State University is hosting this breakfast for the community. Many of the churches will then have their usual worship services, in and of themselves, focusing on a 9/11 observance.

After worship services in the morning, there will be an additional observance at Legion Field where much of the community will be gathered for Opening Day of Football. A service will be held at 12:30 PM around the gazebo and promptly at 1:00 PM, there will be a National Moment of Silence to honor those who lost their lives and the loss that their families have experienced.

Parking will be a premium at Legion Field, so it is suggested and encouraged that we, as a church family, walk to this event at Legion Field, in unity, as many other parishioners from the downtown churches will be doing the same.

More details will be available on the town website in the coming days, once everything is finalized.

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