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First Presbyterian Church, Rapid City - 9/11: Looking Forward

Location: South Dakota, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Voicing: Mixed
Sunday, September 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the most horrific attack on America by Al-Qaeda terrorists. Our nation’s institutions of government and finance were targeted and struck by three jumbo jets; passengers, to their peril, averted a fourth target. To this day, we do not know what the fourth target was; we can only speculate that it may have been The White House, or even the Capital Building. Thousands of lives were lost in these attacks on our liberty and freedom. The landscape of The United Sates of America changed forever with the destruction of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, and a section of the Pentagon, which has since been restored to its pristine image.
               
Throughout our nation’s history, times of remembrance have been offered to acknowledge tragedies we have experienced as a nation. Rapid City, along with cities across America will offer opportunities to remember the day we call 9/11. It is also a time to look to the future. First Presbyterian Church of Rapid City is doing such.
               
On Sunday, September 11 at 9:00 AM, members of the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and Instrumentalists, directed by Dr. Thomas R. Vozzella will offer a Service of Remembrance – 9/11: Looking Forward. Kenny Putnam, Rapid City’s premier violinist will be featured adding his personal touch, along with Cathy Vozzella singing Celine Dion’s “God Bless America”. Other music will include - Fanfare for the Common Man, Aaron Copland; Variations on “America”, Charles Ives; and other patriotic favorites.
               
Rev. Skip Smith, the Moderator of the Session, will offer words of encouragement and celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Mrs. Paula Zavitz, Children’s Ministry Director, will spend a few moments sharing with the children thoughts on remembering those we love who are no longer with us.
               
All are invited to this Service of Remembrance – 9/11: Looking Forward on Sunday, September 11, at 9:00 AM. First Presbyterian Church, Rapid City, 710 Kansas City Street, South Dakota. The church is located on the corner of 7th and Kansas City Streets in downtown Rapid City.  
 
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