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Remembering 9/11

Several programs and services designed to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 last year will be held this next week. Here’s a list:
Sept. 11:
8 a.m.: Prayer vigil at Corydon Presbyterian Church. The church will be open until 7:30 p.m. for those who wish to pray.
9 a.m.: Memorial service at Corydon Central Junior High School. The speakers are Dr. Steve Bodney, a Corydon surgeon who was in New York City last year when the World Trade Center was destroyed; Corydon Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief Kevin Barrow, and Corydon Democrat Staff Writer Jo Ann Spieth-Saylor.
10 a.m.: The program at the Corydon Junior High School (above) will be repeated at Corydon Central High School.
10:15 a.m.: Milltown American Legion Post 332 will honor victims of attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, airline flight takeover and American military personnel who have died in the battle against terrorism. Milltown church bells will ring at the times of the terrorist incidents last year in America: 8:45 a.m., 9:03 a.m, 9:43 a.m. and 10 a.m.
10:45 a.m.: Trinity Assembly of God will honor 75 to 100 invited police officers with a luncheon at the Oasis Ministry Center, 109 Poplar St. in Corydon. It will last until 1 p.m.
6:30 p.m.: A one-hour service of remembrance at Old Capitol United Methodist Church in Corydon. The Rev. Allen Phillips will speak on “Teach Us to Number Our Days.” There will be special music. OCUM’s weekly dinner in Fellowship Hall will precede the worship experience at 5:30 p.m.
7 p.m.: Special prayer service, Lincoln Hills Christian Church, Corydon.
7 p.m.: Church service at St. John’s Lutheran School in Lanesville. Students will wear red, white and blue that day. Other events are being planned.
7:30 p.m.: An hour of prayer, singing and remembrance, honoring victims of terrorist attacks, at Harrison County Court House in Corydon. Music by St. Joseph and Most Precious Blood church choirs and others. Participants are asked to bring candles.
Sept. 13:
7:30 p.m. “Muslims and Christians, A Dialogue,” Corydon Presbyterian Church. An Interfaith Listening Team from India will be here. Andreas D’Souza, a Christian man, and Imat Mehdi, a Muslim woman, will share their work on interfaith relations and reconciliation at the Henry Martyn Institute in Hyderabad, India. Andreas has a Ph.D. in Islamic studies from McGill University in Toronto. Imat, also a Ph.D., will talk about her special role as an Indian Muslim woman.

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