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Posted on: August 5, 2013

[ARCHIVED] 9-11: A Day of Remembrance and Hope"

"A Day of Remembrance and Hope"

All are invited to a one-hour "Day of Remembrance and Hope" commemoration beginning at 8 AM, Wednesday, September 11th, at Gosnold's Hope Park, 901 E Little Back River Rd in Hampton. First-responders, members of the armed services, and fallen heroes will be recognized.

Although this year marks the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the ceremony actually continues an annual tradition that began three months after the attacks. On December 11, 2001, the City of Hampton planted eleven evergreen "Trees of Hope" in commingled soils ("The Soils of Justice") from the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Since that date, Hampton citizens have gathered annually at the Trees of Hope to keep the memory of that fateful day alive.

For clips and coverage of the 2012 “Day of Remembrance”, go to

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