PORT TOWNSEND — The vapor trail of a jet airliner served as an impromptu flyby during memorial services at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Friday.
During a moment of silence, the jet served as a reminder of the effect of Tuesday’s attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon have had locally.
Al Ryan of Port Townsend said he wept when he saw that silent signal of the country’s life tenuously returning to a sense of normalcy.
“There’s a lot of emotion, but also a lot of anger,” Ryan said. “The anger won’t go away. People may forget the symbolic rituals of today, but I believe the anger will carry on.”
Several hundred people gathered in front of the county courthouse at noon Friday to hear prayers and comments from a half-dozen local pastors.This full report appears in the Sunday Peninsula Daily News, on sale throughout Clallam and Jefferson counties. Click onto “Subscribe” to order your PDN delivered to your home or office.