Posted 11:27 PM 9/11/2012 : Multi-Faith Alliance honors the fallen of 9/11
The nearly 3,000 victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, came from all walks of life.
On Tuesday the Tucson Multi-Faith Alliance held an event to remember that horrific day and to honor the fallen regardless of their faith or beliefs in life. "Together We Remember 9/11" has been held annually since the tragedy and this year it was held at the Desert Lutheran Church, at 5360 E. Pima St..
Rabbi Samuel Cohon said that while the scars of 9/11 may never heal we have learned from that dark day. "Remembering the tragic event in our history has nonetheless brought us together", he said, "and we're remembering those who died but also those who saved and have struggled to rebuild and have tried to continue to create trust and brotherhood in our country".
A multitude of faiths were represented including christians, jews, sikhs and buddhists. Ajahn Saruyat, of the Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center, said that although people may worship in a different ways we are really not that different. "We should bring the awareness of love and kindness and compassion to the community", said Saruyat, "that we can stand together and live together in peace and harmony."
This was the 10th event the Tucson Multi-faith Alliance has held in honor of those lost on September 11th. The alliance tries to hold the "Together We Remember 9/11" multi-faith service at a different house of worship every year.
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