Tuesday, September 11, 2012
About 80 people gathered at the 9/11 Memorial in front of the police and fire department headquarters in Millersville to observe a moment of silence.
Firefighters, police officers and citizens from around Anne Arundel County stood in the shadow of the 9/11 memorial in Millersville to pay their respects on Tuesday morning. Fire Division Chief Michael Cox's radio crackled at 8:50 a.m. and a woman's voice asked for a moment of silence to honor all those who gave their lives on September 11. The crowd of about 80 people bowed their heads. Rev. Linda Schlicht, the fire department's chaplain, lead the crowd in prayer and asked for blessings upon "the families who have been left behind" and "all of those who are our first responders in fire and law enforcement." County Executive John R. Leopold reminded those gathered that Maryland lost 68 of its own people on that tragic day 11 years ago, …
On the anniversary of the terrorist attacks, I wanted to share my memories and photos from the day as I watched the towers collapse from the tip of City Hall Park in Manhattan.
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I decided to sleep in. Like so many other early college mornings, I rolled over when my alarm clock sounded. I could pick up my contact lenses after class. My contacts were waiting for me at a Lens Crafters in the mall beneath the World Trade Center. I was 17 years old and living in a dorm in downtown Manhattan—less than 1,500 feet away. The first plane crashed into the north tower about an hour after my alarm first when off. I woke up when my bed shook. I laid there for a moment trying to figure out if I had dreamt the vibrations. I tried to drift back to sleep. When the second plane hit the south tower, I knew I was awake—and I knew I had felt the room shake. I called over to my roommate Alex and asked …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The county executive and public safety personnel will pay tribute Tuesday morning at the 9/11 memorial at the Police and Fire Department Headquarters in Millersville.
The county's 9/11 memorial located at the Police and Fire Department Headquarters in Millersville offers residents a local place to reflect on the attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001. On Tuesday morning, County Executive John R. Leopold encourages the public to join him at the memorial at 8:50 a.m. for a moment of silence to pay tribute to the public safety personnel, victims and troops who lost their lives. “Our memorial featuring steel beams from the World Trade Center has become an important place to reflect and learn about a day that will forever live in infamy,” Leopold said in a prepared statement. “We encourage the public to pay tribute, reflect, and participate in a day of service.” The Police and Fire Department Headquarters…
Monday, September 12, 2011
Roughly 80 people, including midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy, took part in "Project Green: 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance" Sunday morning.
Midshipman 1st Class Kara Yingling said she wanted to remember 9/11 by doing something positive in the community. As the president of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Midshipmen Action Group, she was one of roughly 30 midshipmen and 50 members of the community who commemorated the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 by participating in the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County’s "Project Green: 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance" Sunday morning. “I think it’s really important because it kind of embodies America in a sense that we’re remembering ... but we’re also rebuilding as well, helping make a brighter future,” she said. Yingling said she was in sixth grade in September 2001. “My house is about half an hour away from Shanksville, Pennsylvania, …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The ceremony focused on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and featured guests such as Col. Edward Rothstein of Fort Meade and County Executive John R. Leopold.
- Mike Stog
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Anne Arundel County residents and officials came together Sunday morning to remember Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony took place at the county's Police and Fire Department headquarters in Millersville and featured appearances from County Executive John R. Leopold, Fire Chief John Ray and Fort Meade's Installation Commander Col. Edward Rothstein. A 9/11 memorial of steel beams from the World Trade Center already stood on the lawn of the Police Department, but Sunday's ceremony saw new additions to the memorial. An additional plaque was placed on the lawn along with the beams commemorating the men and women who served on 9/11.
Patch reader Dawn Morton shares her memories of the day.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The following was submitted to Patch by reader Dawn Morton. My husband and I were still living in Rye, NY, and we had a son and daughter living in Annapolis with their respective families. Our son worked in Washington. We moved to Annapolis in 2005, but will never forget the horrifying day we experienced, that Sept. 11, 2001. September 11th began as a normal Tuesday. I was putting the finishing touches on a flower-arranging workshop I was giving to my garden club. The phone rang and my mother told me to turn on the TV. I called to my husband who was reading the Times and asked him to turn the TV on and all of a sudden there was this loud gasp. I could not imagine what was happening. I ran in to see what was so terrible and they were …
A Lothian woman was starting a new quilt in 2001 when she got news of the terror attacks.
This photo gallery was created as part of a larger project in coordination with Action America to document how the country has been affected by 9-11. See how you can become an Actionist and turn the events of 9-11 into positive action at www.ActionAmerica.com and look for more local coverage of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Patch. All of us can think back ten years ago and know the exact time and place we were when we heard the tragic events unfolding on 9-11. For quiltmaker Georgina Fries, of Lothian, she had just started cutting fabric for a new quilt. When her son called and told her to turn on the television, like the rest of us, she couldn't believe what she saw. Over the next six months, the fabric she held in her hand on that …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Travel through BWI Thurgood Marshall airport has significantly changed in the 10 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
When four planes were hijacked by terrorists in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed people in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania, the way people travel in the United States was forever changed. Prior to 9/11, security screening procedures were left up to individual airlines, said Jonathan Dean, spokesman for BWI Thurgood Marshall airport. But in November 2001, the federal government established the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). According to the TSA website, the organization was created to do three things: take responsibility for all modes of transportation; recruit, assess, hire, train and deploy security officers for 450 commercial airports from Guam to Alaska within 12 months; and provide 100 percent screening of all…
All over the region this weekend, events commemorate the attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Many community groups in Anne Arundel County are marking the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 with special events. 9/11 Dialogue with Future Leaders St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis Sept. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This town-hall style forum focuses on the country’s future leaders. Roughly 150 student leaders from local colleges and high schools will participate to discuss how to prevent future acts of terrorism. Sen. Benjamin Cardin will speak and answer questions. For a full list of panelists, visit http://annapolis.quaker.org/911/index.html. 9/11 Day of Service Mountain Road and Catherine Avenue, Pasadena Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region is participating in the National Day of …
Friday, September 9, 2011
In hundreds of communities, chunks of steel from the Twin Towers beget memories of a day to mourn and prayers for a future of peace. Today, Patch shares many of those stories with you.
To the son who followed a family legacy into firefighting, it evokes the father and former Long Island fire chief who fell that day. To the director of a Georgia park, it explains why he’s been called to war three times in the past decade. To the residents of Gig Harbor, WA, it required no less than an escort of firefighters, paramedics and as many as 100 motorcycles during its nine-day, cross-country passage from New York City to the crash site of United Flight 93 in rural Pennsylvania to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota to its new home in the Pacific Northwest. Shards of a symbol, hunks of steel. Bolt-studded, fire-scarred beams that until 9/11 supported the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York now lie scattered across American …