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In Glen Cove, embracing forgiveness, but not forgetting

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on Glen Street

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on Glen Street in Glen Cove (Sept. 11, 2011) Photo Credit: Ann Luk

Glen Cove resident Marie Coyle did what she does every Sunday morning and attended Mass at Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the sermon turned to a message of forgiveness.

It’s a message she takes to heart, but, referring to terrorism, added: “You ask they be forgiven in some way, but you don’t have to forget. You have the right to demand justice.”

Coyle said she feels grateful to firefighters “and all those who did what they could to help” on 9/11 and still wonders why the events took place at all.

“You always hope that people will learn to live and accept and to be the kind of people we can be—kind and good,” she said.

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on Glen Street in Glen Cove. (Sept. 11, 2011) Photo by Ann Luk

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