A Time for Remembrance and Hope
A gathering for all people will be held on the Battle Green in Lexington at 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 11, 2016, the fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. The faith communities of Lexington representing many traditions will host the event, to be led by the clergy of the communities. People of all religious faiths and those of no particular faith are all welcome.
There will be music provided by the various faith communities, statements by witnesses and/or individuals personally affected by the original attacks, readings from several faith and secular wisdom traditions, and times for silence and for prayer. At the conclusion of the event, candles will be lit as symbols of hope; all who attend are encouraged to bring a candle for this purpose.
If the weather is not suitable for an outdoor gathering, the event will be moved into Hancock Church.
It is hoped that families and citizens of all ages will come together to remember, to reflect, and to find hope.