Remember 9/11 on Tuesday at Battleship Cove [MILITARY MONDAY]
Americans will observe September 11 on Tuesday, and a local landmark is holding a remembrance ceremony.
A Rite of Reflection ceremony will take place at Battleship Cove in Fall River on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. It will take place at Battleship Cove’s 9/11 Memorial site.
The ceremony will conclude with a release of doves and a 21-gun salute from onboard the USS Massachusetts.
According to the Battleship Cove Facebook page, the guest speaker will be Rev. Lyndon Harris:
Harris began work as (an Episcopal) priest in charge of Saint Paul’s Chapel in April 2001, (located directly across the street from the World Trade Center) to start a new community outreach. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he initiated a rescue mission at Saint Paul’s Chapel to serve the critical needs of the first responders. With an enormous outpouring of love and support, Saint Paul’s Chapel was converted into a multi-faith relief center offering food (over 500,000 meals), massage therapy, grief counseling, and chiropractic and podiatric care around the clock. The rescue mission increased to over 15,000 volunteers and ran from September 15, 2001 to June 2, 2002.
Tuesday’s ceremony is free to attend and open to the public.