The Pocono American Irish Club brings the Monroe County community together to remember the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
People came out on Saturday afternoon to Stroudsburg's Courthouse square to honor those who lost their lives on that unforgettable day. The national anthem was played, with a special moment to read the names of Monroe County residents who died on 9/11. Festival goers say they know the day is somber, but it's also important to bring everyone together during a time of tragedy.
"Unity during tragic moments are more important than looking back at the tragedy and sadness. Seeing the reasons why we are brought together," Nicholas Desouza, Pocono American Irish Club Member, said.
Since the Pocono American Irish Club was forced to cancel the annual St. Patrick's day parade this year. They turned the rest of the day into a celebration featuring live music, food and vendors. Proceeds benefit the organization "Tunnels to Towers".