Local universities hold 9/11 remembrance events

Local universities hold 9/11 remembrance events

It was a day for prayer and peace at Alvernia University in Reading.

Prayer flags filled the Quad on Alvernia's campus in southwest Reading on Tuesday. Students and community members were invited to write prayers on bright flags that were on display.

The belief, organizers said, is the prayers will be blown by the wind to spread good will and compassion to the surrounding area.

Some folks started the day by offering prayers in Spring Township. They came together and bowed their heads near the September 11th Memorial on the campus of Penn State Berks.

The woman who organized the gathering also brought a scrap book filled with pictures from her trips to New York in the weeks and months after the attack.

"The scrap book I have here I did over the period of the 13 times that I went to New York to help out with taking food, helping out whichever way we could from Berks County," said Rose Glaser, who added that she helped make the monument at Penn State Berks a reality 10 years ago.

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