South Berkshire hosts moving Sept. 11 ceremony
To the editor:
I enjoyed reading the article on the front page of Monday's Eagle about the commemorations in Pittsfield area churches of the 15th anniversary of the terrible events of 9/11. In South County in Sheffield, a beautiful service of remembrance of the 9/11 victims was held. Christ Trinity Church, a joint Episcopal and Lutheran congregation, sponsored the solemn service, which was held in Barnard Park, across the street from the downtown church.
Right Rev. Douglas Fisher, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, and Rev. Randall Wilburn, interim pastor of the church, led the service. A flag ceremony was held by the firefighters and policemen of Sheffield and Ashley Falls. Christ Trinity Choir, under the direction of John Arthur Miller, sang the anthem "We Remember Them" by Donald McCullough, and Trudy Miller, event organizer, presented the police and fire departments, as first responders, with a plaque thanking them for their service.
The 100 or so townsfolk who attended were then invited across the street to a free picnic supper on the front lawn of Christ Trinity Church. A newsworthy event indeed!
Nancy King, Great Barrington