Memorial service will be held for 9/11 anniversary

By Charles Sercombe

It’s been 10 years since Hamtramck came together in a prayer vigil for the 9/11 attacks.

This Saturday (Sept. 10), Hamtramck will once again come together for the 10-year anniversary of that tragic day. A new organization called the Common Word Alliance, an interfaith group of Imams and pastors, will hold a prayer service at Veterans Memorial Park at 9 a.m.

And then after that, volunteers will spread throughout the city and pick up trash and debris. At 1 p.m., volunteers will meet back up at Veterans Park to enjoy halal pizza and beverages.

Organizer Arif Huskic said the origin of Common Word comes from “all faiths teach that love of God and neighbor are core values and an expression of all faiths.”

“Working together toward the goal of clean streets and neighborhoods is representative of the ‘Common Word’ between Muslims and Christians,” he said.

To register for the event, call Huskic at (313) 999-5483.

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