|Bulls Host “Vigil of Hope” At Ballpark|
WRAL-TV and FOX 50 partnered with the City of Durham and Radio One for a “Vigil of Hope” as part of the National Day of Prayer & Remembrance on Friday, September 14th. Citizens from around the Triangle gathered at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park for the candlelight prayer event at 7:00pm. Nearly 5,000 people filled the ballpark to remember the victim’s of Tuesday’s terrorist attack.
Tem Howard Clement. NC Senator John Edwards led the crowd in the “Pledge of Allegiance” and spoke as well. “I thought it was important to be home with the people of my state today and tomorrow,” said Sen. Edwards. “It is important for us to have a place to gather and come together as people of America and a family.
Durham firefighters attended the ceremony and received a standing ovation. The Durham Police Department fired a salute to close the event.
The “Relief for America” campaign continued at the gate of the ballpark. WRAL-TV, MIX 101.5, FOX 50 and the Durham Bulls raised another $7,450 as the crowd entered, bringing the first two days of their fundraiser to over $500,000.