Below is our letter sent to Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg requesting clergy be invited to the ceremony for the 10th anniversary of 9/11:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
New York, NY 10007
September 9, 2011
Dear Mayor Bloomberg,
Please invite clergy to the ceremony for 10th anniversary of 9/11 and allow them time to offer prayers.
Though some clergymen have said they do not take offense to being excluded. It is only the humble nature of a clergyman to avoid imposing himself on another for an invitation. Please extend invitations to our shepherds on this very holy day.
I have heard clergymen state that you are a good and kind man. Please extend them this kindness.
God bless you and kind regards,
Peter L. Hodges Sr.
National Association of American Laity
P.O. Box 2104
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101-2104