That is the question that we ask when we are remembering events in our history. The boomers ask, “Where were you When JFK was shot?” or “Were you watching as Neil Armstrong stepped off the lunar lander in 1969?” The World War II or Greatest Generation want to know what you were doing on December 7th, 1941 as you heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor. For anyone more than fifteen or sixteen years old the question is about September eleventh, 2001.
The tenth anniversary is just a few days away and some Christians in Springfield may be wanting to do more than just remember what we were doing and where we were when we first heard about the terrible attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. Many organizations have plans for public cerermonies.
Kentwood Hall on the MSU campus will be the site of a display with student memories and thoughts.
Christ Episcopal Church at 601 E. Walnut will have a special service at 11:oo a.m. on Sunday. “Hear My Cry, O God”, a new choral work by Drury Associate Professor Carlyle Sharpe, will be presented for the first time. The piece is set on Psalm 61: 1-4 and 8. The church’s St. Gregory Choir and the Drury Singers will present this new work. Other music and special features will also be presented.
Immaculate Conception Elementary School will remember the occasion at the 8:30 a.m. service with a display by the Boy Scouts and the students.
At 1:00 p.m. the Victims Memorial Garden in Phelps Grove Park will be the site of a wreath laying ceremony, a Fallen Firefighter Bell Ceremony, a Bagpipe tribute and other remembrances.
From 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The First Unitarian Universalist Church will host a blood drive. The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will collect the blood at the church at 2434 E. Battlefield. You can commit to be there at http://www.cbco.org
Remember the day with your family, friends and church. Most churches in the Springfield area will have remembrances in their worship services. Let us know what your church did to commemorate the occasion.