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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Memorial Day to mark 9/11 anniversary


Published at: Thanks to Zahid KhanzadaGeo TV Pakistan - http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=67363 
The News Pakistan:  http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-67363-Memorial-Day-to-mark-911-anniversary


Zahid A Khanzada

DALLAS: Dallas fort Worth (DFW) area interfaith community along with religious and civil leader’s observed Memorial Day to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in USA.

Memorial day was held in Dallas Texas. Peoples from different walk of life gathered at the Unity church Dallas, this event was organized by America Together Foundation, Foundation of Pluralism and other organization. This purposeful event brought people of different faiths, races, ethnicities and other uniqueness together to feel the oneness of the nation and to feel indivisible, said Mike Ghouse who was the main organizer of this event.

The event starts with Marine Guards off, the ceremony followed by recognizing seven individuals who are making a difference in building a cohesive America.

The civic leaders including state Representatives, Mayors, council persons, Fire and Police Chiefs followed by 13 leaders also joined this events, they shared their wisdom and scriptures from their traditions.

They said every American must feel a sense of security, safety and freedom. If we can learn to accept the otherness of others and respect the God given uniqueness of each one of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge.

Collectively, we are represented by every race, nationality, ethnicity, language, culture and religion. We see God as one, none and many and in every form; male, female, genderless and non-existent, being and non-being, nameless and with innumerable names. America Together Foundation is committed to preserve this pluralistic heritage of America.

The attendees of the events were Civic & Elected leaders, State Rep Stefani Carter, Mayor Bob Townsend, Richardson, Mayor Bill Glancy, Farmers Branch, Mayor Steven Terrell, Allen, Mayor Ronald Jones, Garland, Mayor pro tem Laura Maczka, Richardson, Mayor Pro tem Marco Mejia, Lancaster, Mayor Pro tem Patricia Ledbetter, Desoto, Council Member Bob Garza, Carrollton, Fire Chief Raymond Knight, Garland

Police Chief Rex Redden, Carrollton, Fire Chief, John Murphy, Carrollton (family emergency), Dy Fire Marshall, Debra Carlin, Dallas, Major Karl Tinson commanding Officer. Sergeant Weeg .also the Community Leaders include ,Bob Mong, Shabnam Modgil, Johan Hamid, Carol Crabtree Donavan, Akram Syed, Dr. Basheer Ahmed.

Dr. Harbans Lal also the Religious Leaders who attend this event was Revathi Srinath, Peggy Larney,Chief George Akeem, Dana Lankford, Rev. Bill Matthews

On this occasion Awards were distributed to the religious and civic leadership of DFW area. Speakers said we are blessed in this endeavor with the support from people of all faiths.

On this Unity Day USA, they said the People of every faith, race, ethnicity, culture, and every background has accepted our invitation, healing, unity and security of our country.

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