Thursday, September 5, 2002
Steamboat Springs The community is invited to an interfaith ceremony to reflect on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks a year later and to look toward peace in the future.
Tim Selby, pastoral associate at the United Methodist Church, is organizing the event to encompass various faiths in the community, including Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism.
"It's a time of reflection and a time to look forward to the future," he said.
The ceremony, called An Evening of Remembrance and Hope, will include honoring local members of fire, police and military agencies in the Yampa Valley.
Former New York firefighter Kevin Nerney also will pay respects to those who died in the terrorist attacks one year ago.
Numerous churches in town will hold special services in respect to Sept. 11, but the Evening of Remembrance and Hope will be the only community inclusive ceremony.
"To me, that situation touched so many people in the country in deep ways," Selby said. "There is a need to reflect on it."
Selby said along with remembering the past, it's important to look to the future and envision peace in the world.
The ceremony starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Yampa River Botanic Park. The singing of patriotic songs, silent reflection and instrumental music is included in the ceremony.