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Religious groups unite to show support for 9/11 victims


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Alachua County’s different faith leaders gathered at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to remember the victims of 9/11.

Judaism, Christianity, Islam and several other faiths were represented at the event. The leaders spoke about change and interfaith unity.

About 100 people of various faiths attended the event. Members of each house of worship took turns speaking to the crowd.

Virginia Mance, vice mayor of Micanopy, attended the event with her husband and their four-month-old grandson. She said she came to heal. “We, of course, are still carrying the country’s wounds of Sept. 11,” she said.

Mance said she and her family came to pray and to remember what happened to the victims.

“I think that faith is always important,” she said.

Katherine Hahn edited this story online.

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