To commemorate 17th anniversary of 9/11:
Multifaith Peace Picnic & Prayer Service in Palo Alto, CA.
Multifaith Peace Picnic & Prayer Service was held at the City Hall, Palo Alto, CA, was held on September 11, 2018 to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the tragic occurrence.
Munira Shamim was MC of the event.
Founding Executive Director of the American Muslim Voice Foundation Samina Sundas, called for a Moment of Silence to honor the victims, their families and first responders on September 11th.
Scout Troop 199 presented Color guard and flag posting.
Meher Haider, seventh grader resident of Saratoga, recited the Holy Quran.
The Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett, Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park offered Christian prayer.
Jian Yong Shifu, Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale, offered Buddhist prayer.
Antonio Aversano from September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows spoke about his father Louis F. Aversano, Jr. who was killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th, 2001.
Naiel Chaudry, 9 from Los Alto sang a song “what a wonderful world.”
Safiyah Hernandez, 11 years old from Hayward presented two original songs called "Dark Tonight" and "Reality"
Abdullah Navaid, Called to Azan for Maghrib Prayer.
The event was sponsored by the American Muslim Voice Foundation, Dave CorteseSanta Clara County Supervisor and Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice. It was co-sponsored by:
Muslim Community Association (MCA), Assembly Member Kansen Chu, People Acting in Community Together, Trinity Church in Menlo Park Episcopal, Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale, Berkeley Masjid (Mosque), 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, In memory of Sayed & Razia Inamdar, Asian Law Alliance, MVPA Musalla, Muslim Worship Place, First United Methodist Church, PA, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Carry the Vision, First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto, Los Alto Voices For Peace, South Bay Islamic Association (SBIA) Congregation Beth Am, Silicon Valley Interreligious Council, Helping Hand for Relief & Development, Fellowship of Reconciliation, In Loving Memory of Sylvia Villasensor, Jack Owicki of Pro Bono Photography and Amina Chaudhry, Realtor.
American Muslim Voice Foundation is to foster friendships among all Americans by bridging cultural and religious gaps. We also work towards protecting and preserving civil liberties and constitutional rights for ALL.
The AMV Foundation is committed to connect people from all walks of life. Through education and social interaction we will erase our fears and will joyously accept each other so we can celebrate our diversity. We are taking the interfaith dialog to the next level by fostering lifelong friendships among all Americans.
We work with all Muslim, multi-faith, and community organizations/groups and individuals who share our dedication and commitment to build an inclusive and beloved community.
The AMV Foundation celebrates diversity and values all human beings regardless of race, religion, social status, or creed. We strive to create a culture of peace, acceptance, mutual respect and harmony.
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