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Remembering September 11th

This September marks the 12th anniversary of the horrific September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In a matter of hours, life as we knew it was changed forever. The 2000-2002 GFWC Board of Directors meeting wrapped up the previous evening in Williamsburg, Va., with a heart-warming rendition of Let There Be Peace on Earth. Since that time, every GFWC meeting concludes with the singing of that song. Below are personal stories, memories, and testimonies from that day, and activities from across the nation that members and clubs participate in to commemorate the lives lost. Read the stories as one document, or view individual memories from the list below:

GFWC's Response

Deloris Apsley, GFWC Virginia Lee District

Rebecca Courtney, GFWC Progress Club of Las Cruces (New Mexico)

Myra Fisher, GFWC Woodland Hills Woman's Club (California)

Patty Hosea, GFWC Marietta Woman’s Club (Georgia)

Ann Nickerson, GFWC Connecticut

Susan Carla Pyle, GFWC Women’s Club of Odessa (Delaware)

Linda A. Ross, GFWC Ohio

Rachael Salandra, GFWC Woman’s Club of Haworth (New Jersey)

Charlotte VanNierop, GFWC London Bridge Woman’s Club (Arizona)

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