Students at the Lawrenceville, Ga. school honored the memory of those killed on September 11th, 2001 and those who continue to fight for our freedom.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Students at the Oakland Meadow School in Lawrenceville, Ga. remembered those lost on September 11th.
Decked out in red, white and blue, students and teachers at the Oakland Meadow School lead a small parade ahead of a special ceremony honoring those lost on 9/11 and those who defended our freedom. Students sang songs and read poems. They also presented a special quilt to own of their very own heroes. Lawrenceville Patch will have more on this story.
Monday, September 10, 2012
With the 11-year anniversary of the attacks on Tuesday, what are you planning to do to remember that day?
Tuesday is the 11-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center in New York City and damaged the Pentagon. Ceremonies are scheduled nationally and locally to remember the day, honor the victims and celebrate the actions of Americans in the aftermath of the attacks. But now that it's more than 10 years since the attacks, there is a quieter approach to the anniversary. Those in public safety, however, will never forget. Saturday morning, firefighters participated in the Dunwoody Manhattan Memorial Climb at The Manhattan Condominiums. State Rep. Tom Kirby said this is an annual event, started last year by a career Dekalb County firefighter, to honor the fallen heroes on 9/11. Capt. Patrick Lindstrom had …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Readers share their memories of 9/11.
On Sunday morning, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we asked this question: "Where were you 10 years ago?" Here are some of the responses readers shared with us on our Facebook page: "I was at work, getting some training mods together...one of my trainees came up to me and said that a plane hit a ny building...time stood still as the horror of the day went on. I actually left work and went home. Was glued to the tv for hours. Worried about my father who works at Ga Tech...they were saying that they were a possible target... what a sad day." - Sara Hummel "I was at home alone, and was heartbroken that people probably died when that "small plane" hit the first tower. When Rod Stadler broke into the music on Star 94 and said a second plane …
Georgia Gwinnett College held a ceremony Sunday morning on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Georgia Gwinnett College hosted a small ceremony Sunday morning to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. GGC's honor guard first raised the flags. Then the college's siren sounded 11 times at 8:46am to mark the time Flight 11 crashed in to the North Tower at the World Trade Center. The flags were then lowered to half staff.
Lawrenceville Police Department held its second annual Run to Remember 5K and Fun Walk Saturday morning. Nearly 400 runners and walkers joined in the event that honored the fallen heroes of 9/11/2001.
Excitement and patriotism were in the air at the Lawrenceville Police Department Headquarters Saturday morning, as 449 runners and walkers assembled for the department's A Run to Remember 5K and Fun Walk. The event was held in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the attacks on our country ten years ago. Participants were decked out in red, white and blue, and several teams made up of police officers, veterans, fire fighters and military personnel participated in the run to honor their fallen brothers and sisters in service. Before the race began, the crowd gathered at the front of the LPD Headquarters building to hear brief speeches from Police Chief Randy Johnson and Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. In a particularly …
Photos from more than 900 Patches across the nation and how the tragic events of September 11th affected our lives, including members of the Lawrenceville Police Department and their families.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science and Technology holds "Tribute to Resilience."
Jack Goode, 15, was just in kindergarten when terrorists struck the World Trade Center in 2001, but can remember exactly what he was doing. "I was eating a bag of Lay's potato chips," he said. "It was in the middle of snack time and my mom had come to check me out of school." He and several other students channeled their feelings about the tragedy through artwork and music Thursday night at the Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology in Lawrenceville. Goode's design featured the Lay's logo with the Twin Towers burning behind it. “It came to me that it could be a metaphor because everyone in America knows Lay's," he said. "Having the twin towers in the background shows how it affected America as a whole, whether it’s the adults that…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The college's Police Honor Guard will hold a flag ceremony open to the public.
The Georgia Gwinnett College Police Honor Guard will hold a public memorial flag ceremony Sunday at the campus flagpoles to commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The ceremony is one of several local commemorative events scheduled. According to a news release from the college, here is the schedule: “The 10th anniversary of the attacks is an important time to remember those individuals who lost their lives, their families and the first responders who dutifully sacrificed their lives to protect and serve the citizens of this great nation,” Kaufman said in the release.
The 10 year anniversary is Sunday but many of us remember it like it was just yesterday.
On Sunday, we mark a somber anniversary. Ten years since the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, DC and Shanksville, PA. So we're asking, where were you when you learned about the planes hitting the World Trade Center? How did you find out? What else do you remember about that day? Share your story in the comment box below.