Southborough – On Sept. 11, church bells in Southborough will ring at the exact moments that aircraft struck the twin towers at the World Trade Center in New York City 10 years ago. Residents are also encouraged to ring their own bells at their own homes to honor the victims of that day. The full details are outlined in a statement from the United Parishes of Southborough and St. Mark's School:
On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, the United Parishes of Southborough and St. Mark's School will ring their bells at 8:46 a.m. and 10:28 a.m. to remember all those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, to pray for those who still grieve, and to pray for peace. In addition, we invite residents of Southborough to join with us by ringing bells from their homes at those times. The bells will ring for 2 minutes and will be followed by a time for prayer.
A ceremony will also be held later that day, at 4 p.m., at the 9-11 field on Acre Bridge Road. Those who would like to attend are advised that only flat soled shoes are allowed on the field (not high heels) and food and drinks are not permitted.
There is very limited parking available so carpooling is encouraged. There will be a shuttle service from the Marlborough Foundry, located at 555 Maple St., to the field.
For more information contact Neal Aspesi at the Southborough Fire Dept., at 508-922-6641 or [email protected].