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Triangle residents hold vigil for Gulf coast

Posted June 17, 2010

— Triangle residents met Thursday night for a vigil for the Gulf coast, which has been ravaged by a massive oil slick.

Nearly 60 people prayed at St. Mary of the Angels Chapel in Raleigh. They were part of the National Hour of Prayer for God's Earth.

Participants remembered the 11 workers who died when a BP oil rig exploded on April 20.

Saint Luke's Episcopal Church in Durham also held a vigil for victims of the oil spill on Thursday evening.


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  • wcumom Jun 25, 2010

    The headlines said NOTHING about the "victim's" and I didn't bother reading the article,so YES,I was serious.

  • iconize Jun 22, 2010

    "What exactly did they think this was going to accomplish?"
    wcumom >>> Looks like their prayers were answered. A judge ruled to overturn the 6-month moratorium. It's a start. You'd be surprised what prayer can do.

  • abrcromben Jun 18, 2010

    You can't be serious Wcumom - it was a VIGIL for those who died

  • wcumom Jun 18, 2010

    What exactly did they think this was going to accomplish?