Piedmont CollegePiedmont to hold 9/11 memorial service

Piedmont College in Demorest and area churchs and civic groups will hold a "Service of Remembrance and Hope" on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Featuring a combined choir made up of singers from across northeast Georgia, the service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Chapel at the Demorest campus.

Piedmont Chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Ashley Cleere, said that in addition to the combined choir for the community service, local clergy of all denominations have been invited to attend and process in the service.

"No one will ever forget the horrific attacks that took place on September 11, 2001," Cleere said. "As fear, grief and other painful emotions rooted in this tragically memorable day reach their 10th year of existence, it seems fitting to come together as a community—to reflect on those terrible events, and to renew our commitment to make the world safe for all."

Choirs that will participate in the service include Clarkesville United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church of Cornelia, First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville, First Presbyterian Church of Cornelia, Foothills Community Church, Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church, Mountain Voices Community Choir, St. Mark Catholic Church, Patriots of Piedmont, Piedmont College Haystack Society Choir, Tallulah Falls School, and Clarkesville Baptist Church, as well as members of the Piedmont Chamber Singers and Chorale. Accompanists will be Dr. James Mellichamp on the Sewell Organ and Areatha Ketch on piano.

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