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September 12, 2001

Mayor Jeremy Harris announced today that an interfaith religious service for the victims of the recent terrorist attack and our country will be held September 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemtery). 

The city will provide free shuttle bus service from the Neal Blaisdell Center to the cemetery. Parking at the Blaisdell will also be free. The shuttle buses will begin leaving at 5:00 p.m. from the Ward Avenue side of Blaisdell Center Galleria. The Mayor is encouraging people to use the shuttle bus for safety and convenience because the event is being held after dark and because of the limited number of parking spaces available at the Punchbowl Cemetery. 

“This will be a candlelight memorial service of hope, healing and prayers for our country, to regain our spiritual strength after the recent terrible tragedies” according to the Mayor. “We invite everyone to join our government, military and religious leaders at Punchbowl this Thursday as we offer our condolences and support to the friends, families and loved ones of those who have died. I ask for your prayers and your presence as we continue our national journey of recovery.” 

The service was a suggestion of the Rev. Dan Chun, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu and leader of the Hawaiian Isle Ministries. Other clergy from Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim and Hawaiian religions will participate in the ceremonies. 


Wednesday, February 27, 2002

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