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Candlelight vigil held in Coaldale

  • Trent Stair, 3, carefully stares at his vigil candle.
    Trent Stair, 3, carefully stares at his vigil candle.
Published September 13. 2011 05:00PM

A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night outside the Coaldale VFW Post to remember all the victims and emergency responders that died on September 11, 2001, as well as all the service members who have lost their lives at home and abroad.

Faith Richards, Auxiliary President and vigil organizer, said, we decided to hold this event to remember and commerate the 10th anniversary of all the lives lost during and since that tragic day." In attendance were members of the Coaldale VFW, Wild Mountain Hogs in Coaldale, Coaldale Fire Company, bagpiper Mark Atkinson, chaplain Edward Whitehead Sr., community members and others.

Richards added, "We are glad to share our community patriotism with everyone, while showing appreciation to all our fallen heroes."

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