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20 years later Community to remember 9/11 Saturday

The 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks is this Saturday, calling the community to remember one of America’s most devastating tragedies.

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, located on Gloucester’s Main Street, will hold a luminaria remembrance service in the church parking lot beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

“We want it to be remembered,” said the Rev. Doug Nagel, pastor of Grace Covenant.

Church volunteers will meet Saturday morning to set-up approximately 500 luminaries, each one consisting of a white paper bag, sand and a tea light.

“We need to come together,” said Nagel.

At 6 p.m., the luminaries will be lit. At 6:30, the church will have a brief remembrance service which will include a prayer for those who lost their lives on Sept. 11 and a round of “God Bless America.” The service will wrap up no later than 7. Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue will also be there with its American flag on the extension bucket.

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