Remembering 9/11

Around sixty people from all different faiths and backgrounds met in front of the courthouse in Pitt County Saturday morning for a time of prayer and honoring those lives who were lost on September 11, 2001.

Nine years ago and the memory is still vivid in Asad Husain's mind. He says, "It's just sort of surreal when you see something and you're like, did that just happen."

He saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center out of his office window in New York City, a tragedy he will never forget.

And Pator Bob Hudak lost a loved one, a man he called "brother."

Hudak says, "We lost our Chaplin and my heart sunk because I knew that it was Father Micheal Judge."

Father Judge was in the World Trade Center praying for the deceased after the planes hit, but when the towers collapsed Judge lost his life.

So now on this anniversary christians, muslims, and many others came together in Pitt County to pray and honor those who were killed in the terrorist attacks, and also to show their respect for eachother.

Pastor Bill Neely says, "It's important to me because its not just about the lives that were lost on 9-11, but the hundreds of thousands that have been lost since 9-11 because of our lack of working toward peace."

A peace that Pastor Bob Hudak says Father Judge would want, he says "He would be outspoken with the fear and ignorance that surrounds our country in many places today."

And a peace that many muslims in the community also want. Dr. Saed Dar says, "The life of the muslim has changed since 9-11, it is even more important for us and for us and for me as a muslim and the community to be involved in events like this."


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  • by BT Location: Greenville on Sep 12, 2010 at 02:20 PM
    I'm sorry I didn't know of this gathering. I would have liked to have been there.
  • by V on Sep 12, 2010 at 01:48 PM
    GBHB@11:46PM odds are they are not with 72 virgins.Does that answer your question.What a dummy!
  • by George Location: Washington, NC on Sep 12, 2010 at 07:35 AM
    Audra - it was a typo. Haven't you anything better to dodo or contribute? They were victims, lost their lives, whatever...ultimately they were murdered! As a native New Yorker born not to far from the WTC I find it offensive to semantically minimize the murder of 3000 people to be politically correct. It's not about me dear - it's about MURDERING innocent civilians. Back to the House of the Rising Sun for you!
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Sep 12, 2010 at 06:08 AM
    George, it's not about you right now so go back to your corner and take a grammatical lesson from this (since it seems to be all you got from the story). Lose, not loose (the opposite of tight or bound), and it means a LOSS. People were LOST and there were LOSSES. There was LOSS of life. They LOST their lives, yes.
  • by GBHB on Sep 11, 2010 at 08:46 PM
    and george what happens to one's life when they are murdered?
  • by George Location: Washington, NC on Sep 11, 2010 at 06:33 PM
    Let's get it straight...They didn't 'loose their lives' they were MURDERED!
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