Piedmont holds 9/11 memorial service

Piedmont College and area churches and civic groups held 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 in the Chapel came 10 years to the day after the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

"No one will ever forget the horrific attacks that took place on September 11, 2001," said Piedmont Chaplain the Rev. Dr. Ashley Cleere. "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 participating in the service included 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 were Dr. James Mellichamp on the Sewell Organ and Areatha Ketch on piano.

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