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Texas Chaplains To Deliver 9/11 Sermon Near Ground Zero

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Visitors sit inside St. Paul's Chapel in New York, near Ground Zero.

From Texas Standard:

We talk a lot about how the trajectory of the nation turned in the months and years that followed September 11, 2001. One of the many lives that took a turn that day was that of David Peters.

He was a former Marine who reenlisted as an Army chaplain after 9/11. Peters was attached to a combat unit on the ground in Iraq and then served as a chaplain at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in New York. Although he now works and lives in Austin and the surrounding area, on September 11, 2015, Father Peters will return to New York. He’ll be giving a sermon at St. Paul’s Chapel near ground zero.

Father Peters serves at Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown. He is getting a second degree at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. He says his preaching professor sent out word that there was a competition call for sermons for the day of observance.

“I was serving as a chaplain at Camp Allen, our camp out in Navasota that week,” he says. “I thought, ‘Well, I’ve got some time to write,’ and I wrote it and sent it and was really honored to be able to be there for this community on this day.”

Peters says his sermon will include his own experiences with 9/11.

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