The Rev. Steve Verhelst from the Church of St. Mary opens the ecumenical prayer service Sunday night in observance of the anniversary of 9/11. The special service of remembrance and thanksgiving at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar was organized by Vinje Lutheran Church, Bethel Lutheran Church, Calvary Church and St. Mary's. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Willmar, Minn., community remembers in prayer, unity
WILLMAR -- Willmar area residents commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack by joining in prayer and song at special Sunday worship services.
As many as 2,900 to 3,000 people are estimated to have joined at the Willmar Civic Center on Sunday morning for a worship service organized by Faith at Work.
"A very special day,'' said organizer Doug Reese.
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