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, …
In an effort to connect with fellow neighbors and remember those who passed on that fateful day, I’d like to know, where were you on Sept. 11, 2001?
Recently, my family chose to host a foreign exchange student from Australia, and as the anniversary of Sept. 11 approached, I asked her the same question I ask almost everyone when discussing that fateful day; “Where were you?” Even as an Australian, my new “sister” clearly remembered sitting in kindergarten as educators and parents tried to put into words what had happened on the other side of the world. I don’t think I’ve met a single person who doesn’t remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when the United States suffered its worst ever terrorist attack on domestic soil. It’s not that I enjoy reliving the horror. It’s that for me, simply revisiting our memories allows us to continually process the pain and connect …
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…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Brian Fisher decided to pursue his dream of owning a hot dog stand after witnessing the 9/11 attacks and battling the grind of a corporate job in New York City.
Brian Fisher worked at a Manhattan ad agency for 15 years when life changed dramatically on Sept. 11, 2001. While sitting beside his wife on a New York City bus, Fisher heard a jet roar in the sky overhead and then strike the skyscraper. The tragic events of that day convinced him that life was too short to remain in a career that no longer fueled his passions. "After that, more than ever, I needed to be more true to my family and more true to myself," Fisher said. And for him, that meant one thing. He was going to start a hot dog stand. The problem was Fisher, 41, had a full-time corporate job and a life not conducive to "picking up and moving." Postponing the Dream A Severna Park native, Fisher moved to New York City after college but…
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Travel through BWI Thurgood Marshall airport has significantly changed in the 10 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2011.
This article 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 ActionAmerica.com and look for more local coverage of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Patch. 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 …
We bring you a story from Bowie Patch, as we continue to reflect on how 9/11 changed the country.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mark Pillor
Sunday, September 11, 2011
This photo is part of a larger project in coordination with Action America to document how the country has been affected by 9/11. In the days leading up to the 10th anniversary of the attacks, we'll be running a series of photos from our area that are part of the project. See how you can become an Actionist and turn the events of 9/11 into positive action at ActionAmerica.com and look for more local coverage of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Patch.
Pamela Hart, of Upper Marlboro, reflects upon her Sept. 11th experience.
Sept. 11, 2001 was a day like any other for Pamela Hart. The veteran federal employee had just settled into her office at the Department of Justice building in Arlington, when she looked out the window and saw American Airlines Flight 77 headed for the Pentagon. Naturally, she was shaken by the visual. When a colleague asked she had seen, Hart responded that she "saw a plane where it wasn't supposed to be, and I knew it was headed for the Pentagon." Ten years later, and Hart is retired. She spends time in church and fixing up her Upper Marlboro home, but she has never forgotten about that infamous day. This photo is part of a larger project in coordination with Action America to document how the country has been affected by 9/11. See how …
As the U.S. readies to recognize the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a Broadneck family celebrates the life and patriotism of a local American hero.
It was the news many American families with loved ones in the military dreaded to hear. When Michael Garvey, son of Peter and Laurie Garvey of Cape St. Claire, told his parents of his decision to join the military after the 9/11 attacks, they knew their lives would change forever. Six years ago, Michael had decided to join the U.S. Marine Corps. His first tour of duty was in Iraq in 2009. He returned home and then was sent to Afghanistan. Just last month, the family received word that Michael had been seriously injured, wounded four times in an ambush near Marja. He was transported to Bagram for surgery, then on to Germany, and later Bethesda Naval Hospital where he is recouperating. Just last week, Michael was awarded the Purple Heart …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Local Coast Guard Flotilla got a new boat earlier this year to patrol the waters. It is part of a Department of Homeland Securities initiative to better protect ports.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- John Wilfong
Saturday, September 10, 2011
This photo is a local component to a larger project in coordination with Action America to document how the country has been affected by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. 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. The Coast Guard Station Annapolis, in Bay Ridge, earlier this year took delivery of a new Response Boat to allow it to better patrol Greater Annapolis waters and the Chesapeake Bay. Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, improving the safety of major waterways and large ports has been a priority of the Department of Homeland Security. And the bay leads directly into the Port of …
Photos tell the story of how the local area has been affected by the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
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.