Wednesday, September 12, 2012
County and local officials and first responders from throughout Delco remembered 9/11 in a ceremony at Rose Tree Park Tuesday.
UPPER PROVIDENCE–Delaware County honored the 11th anniversary of 9/11 and its first responders in a ceremony at Rose Tree Park Tuesday. Wreaths were placed at the park's 9/11 Memorial and First Responders Memorial in honor of those who lost their lives during the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and for all first responders who gave their lives in the line of duty.
A Peace Pole was planted at Worrall Elementary School on Sept. 11 and five more will be planted at every school in the district.
BROOMALL–Community diversity and peace prevailed at Worrall Elementary School on Sept. 11. The Worrall community gathered on the playground at the new nature garden planted for a Peace Pole ceremony in respect of 9/11. According to Toni Himes, supervisor of Language Arts, Reading & Federal Programs in the Marple Newtown School District, the Peace Pole project is a way of promoting a positive culture in Marple Newtown schools. A Peace Pole is a handcrafted monument that displays the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in different languages. According to Himes, there are now 200,000 Peace Poles in over 180 countries and displayed on all continents. The project began in Japan in 1955. "We plan to have one at each school," said Himes. "…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Patch reflects on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks and invites readers to share.
As the nation reflects on the anniversary of September 11, many images come to mind. Here are just a handful of photographs from the local memorials, including sites in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In this gallery, Patch staff captures the Ground Zero Memorial in New York City, a New Jersey September 11 Memorial, and a Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville. Do you have images of local remembrances? Please share them with our readers. Click "Upload Photos and Videos" below and add your own contributions.
The public is invited to attend Delaware County's 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence on Tuesday morning.
UPPER PROVIDENCE–Delaware County residents are invited to the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Elected officials, clergy, firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical personnel will attend and speak at the ceremony. The ceremony, hosted by District Attorney Jack Whelan and Delaware County Council, will take place at the Delaware County Law Enforcement and Fire/EMS Memorial in the park. A wreath will be placed at the 9/11 Memorial in honor of those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Delaware County's first responders will also be honored with the laying of wreaths for all first responders who gave their lives in the line of duty. Where were you on…
A former FBI agent believes she saw angels guarding the Flight 93 crash site in Pennsylvania on 9/11 and has written a book about her experience.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A former FBI community liaison has revealed that she believes she saw legions of angels in the mist at the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2011. Lillie Leonardi is a former police officer who later retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder. Leonardi arrived outside of Shanksville, Pa., about three hours after the hijacked airliner crashed and served as a liaison between the agency and the families of crash victims. Leonardi's book, "In the Shadow of a Badge: A Spiritual Memoir," features descriptions of how the plane was seemingly swallowed up by a smoldering crater and only small pieces of debris littered the crash site. "That's when I started seeing like shimmery lights ... and it was kind of misty …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Newtown Township Police Chief Dennis Anderson shares with Marple Newtown Patch how the workforce has changed 10 years after 9/11.
Newtown Township Police Chief Dennis Anderson shares with Marple Newtown Patch where he was when the World Trade Center Towers went down on Sept. 11, 2001. Anderson talks about how the game plan has changed in responding to emergency incidents in the police force–not only nationally but locally as well in the last 10 years. View this video to hear his story. Don't forget to share your thoughts of 9/11 here.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
An American flag waves throughout the day and with new lights to accommodate its post 9/11 patriotism at night.
BROOMALL–John and Joe Cavallo were so affected by the 9/11 tragedies that they felt a great need to do something locally in a patriotic response to terrorist acts. No more than a couple of days after that tragic day 10 years ago, the brothers decided that the Stars and Stripes should be flown day and night in a place where thousands would pass by every day. They picked a hill on of the on ramps to Interstate-476 in Marple Township. The top of that hill would be plainly visible to everyone driving by on West Chester Pike. It was as perfect a spot as it could be imagined. The brothers secured a flagpole and proceeded to plant it in concrete on the top of that hill. Despite not having anyone's permission to do that, they lugged concrete …