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Remembering 9/11 Roses and flags of remembrance

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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:17 am, Thu Sep 19, 2013.

The American Day Parade Committee, founded by Ed Walter to honor those who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, held its annual ceremony in remembrance of the victims on Sunday at the 9/11 memorial in Glendale.

Clockwise from the top, an attendee places at the memorial one of the 42 roses honoring area residents who were killed that day; Committee Assistant Chairman Harold Mecabe speaks to attendees; Peter Maxham of Boy Scout Troop 427 serves in the Color Guard; Trish VanWart sings “God Bless America”; the monument’s 42 flags for the victims from Glendale, Middle Village, Ridgewood and Woodhaven; three religious leaders after the ceremony: Dr. David Benke, president of the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Rev. John Fullum, vicar of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, and Rabbi Joel Zdanowitz of the Forest Park Jewish Center; and the playing of “Taps” by a Vietnam veteran.

We will never forget.

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