Hundreds expected at tonight's candlelight vigil
by: Christina Lent People placed flowers on the 9/11 memorial monument in Beaverton's Memorial Park during a gathering Sunday afternoon.

Hundreds of families are expected to gather tonight in Beaverton City Park as part of "9/11 Stand Together," an interfaith/intercultural candlelight vigil.

The event will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. near the park's fountains across from the Beaverton City Library, at Southwest Hall Boulevard and Fifth Street.

All are welcome to participate in the event. The park will serve as a gathering place for people to come together in a quiet, contemplative setting, where they are invited to engage in self-directed prayer, meditation and reflection on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the aftermath.

For more information and a list of participating community groups, search for "9/11 Stand Together" on Facebook.

A small memorial service was held at 1 p.m. today just down the road at Beaverton's Memorial Park.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue firefighters joined members of American Legion Post 124 and Boy Scout Troop 872 at the park's Sept. 11 memorial monument, which was created by Southridge High School graduate David Griffin as his Eagle Scout project.

The service included patriotic tributes, prayer, time for reflection and music.

Meanwhile across town, American Flags can be seen flying outside the homes of Beaverton residents as a tribute to those lost 10 years ago today. On some streets, only one flag can be spotted; while on others, several neighbors have posted the colors.

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