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Paynesville Press - September 4, 2002

Community events planned to remember 9/11

By Michael Jacobson

A number of events are planned in the Paynesville area to remember the one-year anniversary of 9/11.

Nearly one year ago, a terrorist attack using hijacked commercial airplanes destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City, damaged the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., shocked the nation and the world, and led to U.S. military action abroad, including Afghanistan, in a war on terrorism.

Commemorative events this week in the Paynesville area are planned at local churches and schools.

9/11 Commemorative Events
Sunday, Sept. 8
*Paynesville Evangelical Free Church (24075 Roseville Road, rural Paynesville) will hold two commemorative worship services: at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.

*Grace United Methodist Church (500 River Street, Paynesville) will hold worship services to commemorate 9/11 on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

*Nordland Lutheran Church (18510 180th Avenue NE, rural Paynesville) will hold a commemorative worship service on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11
*The church bell at Nordland Lutheran Church will ring at 8:45 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:43 a.m., and 10 a.m. on the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

*A Moment of Remembrance will be held at Paynesville Area Elementary School, Paynesville Area Middle School and Paynesville Area High School at 10 a.m. Students at PAES will also have a red, white, and blue dress code for the day to display patriotic spirit.

*Noon diners at the Paynesville Area Center are also asked to dress in red, white, and blue to commemorate the day. The Pledge of Alle-giance and other remembrances will be offered at the noon meal.

*St. Louis Catholic Church (505 Burr Street, Paynesville) will hold a Mass of Remembrance at 7 p.m.

*Paynesville Lutheran Church (657 Maple Street, Paynesville) will also hold a remembrance service at 7 p.m.

Press arrives late due to Monday holiday
This issue of the Paynesville Press was printed and mailed a day later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 2.

Subscribers in the Paynesville area should receive this week's issue a day late: on Thursday rather than Wednesday. The Press will resume its usual printing schedule next week.

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