Quincy University hosted a red, white, and blue interfaith service to honor victims who died in the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
Kyle Moore, Quincy Mayor, welcomed the crowd of around 100 people who attended the service.
“We gather here today to honor 2,996 lives that were lost on this day 16 years ago,” Moore said.
Following Kyle Moore’s opening remarks, Father John Doctor, vice president of mission and ministry, began the service with a prayer of St. Francis.
After Fr. Doctor’s prayer, a procession of representatives of each organization carried the flag up to the front of the chapel to honor the people who gave up their lives.
There were over ten organizations that participated in the procession including firefighters, police officers, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a few others.
The speaker of each faith had their own words of prayers.
The first speaker was Dr. Wendy Beller who represented the Jewish faith, Dr. Zakaih Ali represented the Muslim faith, Rev. Dr. Orville Jones, Jr. represented the Baptist faith, and Fr. Tom Donovan represented the Catholic faith.
After all representatives of their respective faiths read their speech the representatives of the police and fire departments performed the bell ringing and Taps.
At the end of the service, Cleve Barkley played Amazing Grace on the organ.
The crowd sang along with America the Beautiful to remember the ones who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001.