More than 50 parishioners of Our Lady Mother of the Church in Woodcliff Lake gathered at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, September 11, Patriot Day, to remember and honor all those individuals who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center, nineteen years ago.
The outdoor ceremony took place at the church’s flagpole where the flag had been lowered in tribute to those who died.
The ceremonies opened with the singing of “The Stars Spangled Banner” led by Lucia Wehr and Christina Tansky who were accompanied by Domeneck Panfile, the church’s Director of Music, on the keyboard.
Next, Father Sean, the Pastor, spoke about the effect the enormous loss of life had on everyone and he concluded with a prayer for all those who had died on that fateful day. A period of silence followed to commemorate their lives.
The flag was raised by Joseph Piazza, a retired Marine, as the assembly sang “America The Beautiful “led by Ms. Wehr and Ms. Tansky.