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Avoca 9/11 Memorial Mass
Date: 9/13/2012 Album ID: 1533351
Photos by Bill Tarutis
Participants gather outside the Avoca Fire Department to process to Queen of the Apostles Parish for a memorial Mass for the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Tuesday evening.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Frank Roman Jr. of the Pittston Fire Department and James Brody of the Duryea Fire Department hang the American flag over Hawthorne Street in Avoca between truck ladders.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Bagpiper Jim Sweeney of Scranton, center, leads the procession along Hawthorne Street in Avoca to Queen of the Apostles Parish for the September 11th Mass on Tuesday.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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The memorial procession approaches Queen of the Apostles Parish in Avoca.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Altar servers and clergy enter Queen of the Apostles Parish for the September 11th memorial Mass.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Queen of the Apostles Pator Rev. Phillip Sladicka incenses a memorial shrine for the victims of the September 11th attacks.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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State Rep. Mike Carroll offers welcoming remarks at the beginning of the memorial Mass.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Members of the Avoca Fire Department say the Pledge of Allegiance.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Altar servers light memorial candles at the September 11th Mass honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Members of the Avoca Fire Department, EMTs, and the Luzerne County Sheriff's Department present the gifts to Rev. Phillip Sladicka.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Duryea Asst. Fire Chief James Brody holds his son Aidan, 4, during the memorial Mass.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Retired U.S. Army Capt. T.J. Hromisin, left, and his mother Mary Ellen attend the September 11th memorial Mass Tuesday evening in Avoca.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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