Reverend Patrick Collins of the First Congregational Church of Greenwich (108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT) will host an outdoor 9/11 Prayer Service Memorial on the front lawn on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:00am.
The 30-minute service will include prayer, music, a moment of silence and words from Rev. Collins. A special dedication of a flowering tree generously donated by Gro Pro Landscaping will also be made in memory of Greenwich residents who lost their lives on that fateful day.
“At the south pool on the site of the 9/11 Memorial stands a lone tree known as the Survivor Tree, as it was the only thing of this world which made it through the attacks at ground zero,” explained Rev. Collins. “The tree stands as a symbol of hope, resiliency and renewal in the face of tragedy. It is our hope that the tree we dedicate in honor of the residents who lost their lives will stand for years to come and serve as a symbol of hope and unity, as well as remind us of the resilient spirit that lies at the heart of us all.”
Twenty years ago, the local Greenwich community, as well as the entire United States experienced traumatic loss and drastic change. In the midst of the country’s sorrow, grief and pain, the nation and the global community united in ways rarely seen.
“We hope that this time of prayer and remembrance will appropriately honor the lives lost and help to rekindle some of that unifying spirit which brings joy, love and beauty to this creation we call home,” concluded Rev. Collins.