PALOS HILLS, IL [MW Diocese Communications] -- The annual "Patriots' Day" tribute to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be held at Saint Luke the Evangelist Church here on September 11, 2012.
"We will be displaying the artifacts we have acquired from the 9/11 tragedies, which include a portion of an I-beam from the World Trade Center and rubble from the Pentagon," said Father Andrew Harrison, rector. "Our bell tower was dedicated to those who lost their lives in the attacks."
The bells will be rung on the hour from the time of the first 9/11 incident through the end of the memorial.
The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11. The church will remain open throughout the day. At 7:00 p.m., a memorial program will begin. Father Alexander F. C. Webster, Ph.D, who has served as a chaplain and co-author with Dr. Darrell Cole of Drew University of "The Virtue of War: Reclaiming the Classic Christian Traditions East and West," will be the guest speaker. A color guard will also participate, while members of the local Civil Air Patrol will read the names of the fallen military from the State of Illinois.
For additional information please contact Father Andrew at 630-243-0893 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information may also be found on Saint Luke's parish web site at www.stlukeorthodox.com.