Sept. 11, other victims to be remembered at Cathedral of the Pines

Published: 9/10/2019 2:00:11 PM

RINDGE, NH – A  reverent reading of the names of the Sept. 11, Boston Marathon Bombing, Orlando Shooting, and NYC Truck Attack victims will be  presented at the Cathedral of the Pines, in Rindge, NH. The memorial will begin at 8:45 a.m., on Sept. 11, rain or shine. 

The names of the 2,977 people who were killed by the terrorist attack against the United States on September 11, 2001, the names of the five victims who perished as a result of the Boston Marathon Bombing, the 49 names of those who lost their lives at the Orlando Shooting, and the names of the eight victims of the NYC Truck Attack will be read. This solemn ceremony, Remember to Remember September 11, will take approximately three hours.

The theme of the memorial is from Ecclesiastes 9:11-12. 

Remember to Remember September 11 was organized by artist/poet James Pelletier in collaboration with RFB&D, the United Nations, and The Pentagon. 

Pelletier, 68, of Winchendon, has been involved with 9/11 memorials since 2001. He volunteered at Ground Zero for several months in the wake of the 9/11 attack. The original recording that included only the Twin Tower victims was first presented in 2002, as part of the first anniversary tributes in Battery Park, NYC. In 2008, Remember to Remember September 11 was expanded to include all the names of the 9/11 victims. The memorial now includes all victims of terrorism who lost their lives on American soil.

Remember to Remember September 11 is an all volunteer effort. Posters for the memorial were distributed by students and faculty at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH and volunteers throughout the region.

The memorial has been endorsed by former White House Chief of Staff, The Honorable Andrew H. Card, Jr. of Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Mr. Card was the first person to inform President George W. Bush that the United States was under attack on September 11, 2001.


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