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, …
Patch wants to know where you were on the day of the attacks on the twin towers at the World Trade Center in 2001.
Most people can tell you exactly what they were doing and how they felt when they heard the news on Sept. 11, 2001. I'd just dropped off my daughter at preschool and was listening to the radio while driving home. I nearly drove off the road when I heard the news—but thought it was a radio stunt à la The War of the Worlds, where it was a fictional account of events. It was simply too horrible to be real. When I got home, my babysitter was there with my younger daughter and we watched the twin towers fall on TV. I wasn't sure what to do—go back to the preschool and get my daughter? Take cover? Cry? Pray? Call my brother! I suddenly remembered my brother Dan, who normally worked in Washington, DC, was in New York City for work. I couldn't …
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…
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Arundel Volunteer Fire Department members take a look back at the roles they played in responding to the 9/11 attacks. This is the second of a two part series.
Like many Americans, emotions from the events of September 11 are diverse among the fire fighters at the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department. Chuck Gross of the AVFD remembers fearing for his brother, an American Airlines pilot. “My brother was waiting to take off from Newark airport that morning and witnessed the attack on the towers from his position on the runway. It was frightening for us because one of the planes taken over by the terrorists had taken off from Newark airport and we didn't know for several hours that it wasn't his airplane.” Gross said he watched the remembrances on TV and felt grateful for all the people in all the security agencies who have prevented another attack. He added “It was so sad to re-live that awful day…
Retired Marine Mac McQuown takes a break along his 15,000 mile journey through Anne Arundel County to raise awareness for wounded veterans.
Retired Marine Mac McQuown left his home in Stafford, VA, on Sept. 11 to embark on a walking trip around the United States. He’s on a mission to raise awareness for veterans. McQuown’s journey is part of the Veterans Miracle Network Operation Walk America “Bald Man Walking Project.” “I’m walking to bring awareness to all veterans as far back as World War II,” McQuowon said. McQuown served in the U.S. Marines from 1980 to 1988. Now, he said his life is devoted to serving all veterans. He plans to travel 15,000 miles across the lower 48 states to raise awareness of wounded veterans issues. He’s getting help along the way from local law enforcement. Bowie and Anne Arundel County firefighters escorted McQuown along Defense Highway to …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Department members take a look back at the roles they played in responding to the 9/11 attacks. This is part one of a two part series.
As the world mourns and remembers the 2,819 people who died on September 11, 2001 so do the members of the Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Many of the firefighters are in the same place, doing the same thing that they were 10 years ago. Chief Howlin of the WBVFD said that like all county fire departments he had a full house that day ten years ago. “Immediately members responded to the station. For days we had members sleeping on the sofas and chairs. They were ready to do whatever was asked of them.” He went onto explain that even now, ten years later, some people join the fire department because of the 9/11 tragedies. “Right after the event we had an influx of people joining the department. They wanted to contribute, or it …
Monday, September 12, 2011
A new church held an inaugural service and honored those lost in the 9/11 attacks.
The Power of One congregation met at Crofton Meadows Elementary School Sunday morning for their first church service. Thirty people attended the 10:30 a.m. service filled with praise and worship. Sunday’s message “We Will Not Forget” focused on how parishioners can work to move past tough times. VIDEO: Rev. Shawn Jegede explains how tough times and sad memories like those caused by the 9/11 attacks prepare people to take on future challenges. The church is preparing to launch its Life Groups program September 18. These are small groups that meet throughout the week in private homes. The church meets for service every Sunday at Crofton Meadows.
Crofton's Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church is reaching out to help honor those lost in the 9/11 attacks.
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Monday, September 12, 2011
The Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church hosted its annual Sunday School Kick-Off on Sept. 11 when more than 30 boys and girls gathered at the church for games, food and fellowship. Boy Scout Troop 731 helped prepare and serve food for the festivities. Christian Education Director Pam Ausiello said this is the second year the church has held a celebration to start to Sunday school year. But this year it was a party with a purpose. Money raised from items raffled off during the outdoor fellowship will go to support 9/11 memorial for Flight 93 victims. The hijacked plane that went down in a Shanksville, Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001. VIDEO: Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church parishioners describe the importance of honoring 9/11 …
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.
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.
As the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 approaches, Patch websites are undertaking a new project to document how those events have affected your lives, your family, your business and your community.