Linda Fabiani MSP for East Kilbride was among those invited to speak at Glasgow the Caring City’s ‘Never Forget’ multi-faith service held at Cathcart Old Parish Church marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
The service led by Mario Conti, the Archbishop of Glasgow and Rev Sandra Black, Moderator of Glasgow Church of Scotland remembered those who lost their lives ten years ago.
It also commemorated the strong bonds that have been formed between communities on both sides of the Atlantic especially the emergency services who remembered fellow emergency service colleagues acted with such bravery on that fateful day.
Linda, who read ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ said “I deeply moved by today’s service. The images from that day in 2001 will forever be etched on the minds of those who watched the tragedy unfold.
“Many children that day said goodbye to parents who never returned home. Glasgow the Caring City has recognised the heartache of those children and brought here in the initial aftermath to offer them respite from the horrors back home.
“Glasgow the Caring City continues to offer hope to children from Scotland and from all over the world who have been affect by war and poverty. They offer the gift of hope to children in their darkest days and are an inspiration to others.
“Last year I helped to launch Glasgow the Caring City’s ‘Cross out Child Poverty’ campaign in East Kilbride. The campaign allowed people to donate to a fund which would be shared by schools, hospital, churches and others to ensure no child in East Kilbride misses out on the things other children take for granted such as trips and organised activities.
“Children were an important part of the service held today and I was so proud to see pupils from Hunter Primary School in East Kilbride who carried flags representing the many nations who were caught in up the events of ten years ago.”