Har Shalom Remembers 9/11
Hundreds gathered to remember the victims of 9/11 this year at Congregation Har Shalom.
Over 350 people gathered at Congregation Har Shalom Sept. 11, 2011 for a tenth anniversary memorial service for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a release from Har Shalom.
Rabbi Adam Raskin addressed the crowd saying, “Whether you were living or not yet born, you know that what happened on this day ten years ago had a profound effect on our country. Today, we are here to remember the loss of those no longer with us, and the bravery of those who rushed in to help.”
During the ceremony, three firefighters from Station #33, located next door to Har Shalom, planted an oak tree sapling in the children’s playground. The tree was planted in remembrance of Ernest M. Willcher z’’l, a Har Shalom member who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.