Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Allegheny County Council and other civic groups will host event.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Allegheny County Council will host a Sept. 11 flag retirement and remembrance ceremony at North Park's Flag Retirement Plaza at 7 p.m. tonight. The ceremony will include members of all branches of the military, veterans, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, Pine-Richland JROTC, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, according to a news advisory by Fitzgerald's office. The plaza is at the intersection of Ingomar Road and Babcock Boulevard.
I remember everything I did on Sept. 11, 2001, but telling the story isn’t easy.
Sept. 11, 2001 is the day that marks the difference between when I was a kid, and when I started growing up. I was 15 years old in the fall of 2001, a sophomore in high school, and an aspiring … something-or-other. It happened on a Tuesday, and I wasn’t thinking much beyond Friday. But when I remember that day, I don’t just remember what happened. I remember everything. The clothes I wore to school, what I ate for lunch, my class schedule and who I sat next to are still clear in my mind, as though I’m about to wake up tomorrow and do it again. It’s the uneasy feeling I remember most, because I knew my teachers—the people we looked to for stability and explanation—were scared. Worse, I remember the indescribable feeling of realizing it wasn…
Monday, September 12, 2011
Local military, fire and police mark the 10th anniversary in Leetsdale.
Rain wasn’t enough to dampen a show of patriotism Sunday night in Leetsdale where dozens of area local military, fire and police personnel came together to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Leetsdale Mayor Peter Poninsky, in leading the service, said the evening was put together to recognize veterans, police, firefighters and EMS workers in the Quaker Valley area, as well as “to honor those who can no longer be with us.” A parade that also included members of the local color guard, honor guard and bag pipers, marched in a procession from the borough building to Henle Park where the special memorial service took place before the Honor Roll on Ferry Street. Poninsky announced the head of Germany’s Homeland Security …
Columnist Alie Gensheimer reflects on what she has learned about terrorism, civil liberties and the role of government since the Sept. 11 attacks 10 years ago.
Every year on Sept. 11, our nation spends time reflecting on what happened on that day in 2001. We memorialize those who died, we give thanks to those who helped save people at Ground Zero, and we come to the conclusion that terrorism is still the greatest threat to our country. This year, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks, I have spent time reflecting but in a slightly different way. Rather than simply remembering what happened, I am asking myself more difficult questions. What, for instance, have I come to understand about this terrorist attack in the last 10 years that I didn't understand at age 12? Are we truly safer because of the heightened security measures our government has taken, particularly in airports? Has any real …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
A powerful mosaic that captures sentiments across the country.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Millions of people across the country were affected by the 9/11 attacks. Some experienced the tragic loss of a loved one, some found an inspiring way to help those who were grieving, and others experienced a political awakening. To help reflect the endless diversity of their experiences, Patch looked out across our sites to pull together 911 snapshots of everyday Americans whose lives were changed by the events of that day. From across the country, this Patch site and hundreds of others captured the faces, keepsakes, memorials, ceremonies, flags, fund-raisers, deployments and the still-raw emotions that followed the attacks. Taken together they create a powerful mosaic that is large in scope but often deeply personal. Click through to see…
Locals remember where they were 10 years ago on 9/11.
Citizens around the country will reflect today on Sept. 11, 2001, a day that we should never forget. Everyone remembers what they were doing and where they were on 9/11. Several locals shared their memories with Sewickley Patch. We'd also like to know what you were doing and where you were. Feel free to comment in the box below.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Mayor Peter Poninsky plans the special tribute for the 10th anniversary.
After organizing a 9/11 memorial service on the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, Leetsdale Mayor Pete Poninsky felt it made sense to host another ceremony, this time on the 10th anniversary. Poninsky spent months organizing and raising funds for the Memorial Service, which takes place at dusk Sunday in the borough. The ceremony honors present veterans, policemen, firemen and EMS personnel, as well as those who have died. A candlelight parade will begin at the Leetsdale Borough offices and will end at the Leetsdale Memorial in Henle Park off Ferry Street, where a brief ceremony will take place. “We’re lining luminaries around the Honor Roll. Everything will be lit,” Poninsky said. Poninsky told Patch that he’s raised more than $2,…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Weekend activities to honor, reflect and remember those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States is Sunday and across the country, millions will be honoring the thousands of people who died that morning. This weekend planner from Sewickley Patch is dedicated to the anniversary. Here are five events planned here and in the surrounding area during this time of reflection and remembrance. 1. WINGS OVER PITTSBURGH When/Where: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 911th Airlift Wing, Moon Township, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Why Go: This year marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and it also is the 10th annual air show in Pittsburgh. Go to watch the numerous performers and see various planes up-close and personal on the Air Force base. Admission: Free. Gates…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The lighting installation is designed to create a solemn and peaceful memorial.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
In recognition of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, Duquesne Light and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust have developed two temporary lighting projects that will be illuminated on Wednesday in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The projections are designed to collectively create a space where people can gather and reflect on the enormity of this day and to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the terror attacks and their families. Both installations will run Wednesday through Sept. 18 from dusk until midnight. The first projection, located on the 10th Street façade of the Courtyard Marriott, honors the heroes of United Flight 93 and the ultimate sacrifice they made on behalf of this nation just 80 miles east of Pittsburgh in …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The president and vice-president are slated to visit during the weekend of the dedication.
With the 10th anniversary this year of the terrorist attacks, the events of September 11, 2001, are sure to be on everyone’s mind As most people in the Greater Pittsburgh area already know, one of the four ill-fated flights landed in a field not far from us in Shanksville, which just about an hour outside the city. When hijackers took over United Airlines Flight 93, 33 brave passengers and seven crew members took action and tried to take back command of the flight. The plane crashed at 563 miles-per-hour in the lonely field, hitting no buildings or people on the ground. All passengers, crew members and hijackers were killed upon impact. Experts believe Flight 93, like the three other hijacked flights, was intended to strike a large …