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Group observes 9/11 through community service

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BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Community members are taking today not only to reflect, but to serve.

The Appalachian Coal Country Team spent the day at the Beckley VA Hospital, finishing up a service project they started with the Boy Scouts this summer.  It's called the Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative.

Many of the team members are here on a year long service trip from all over the country, taking a vow to live at the poverty level while doing so.

"This is our honor to the veterans in our area.  We wanted to show them that we appreciate them by at least making the entrance way a beautiful place for [them and] Beckley to be proud of," says April Trent, the team director.  "And for our veterans to know that [we] thank you very much for that service."

The group also hosted a ceremony surrounding the 9/11 monument in Beckley.  The offered song, prayer and a moment of silence in front of a steel beam that was part of the original World Trade Center.

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