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.
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.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
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.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
America is a different place than it was before the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Tell us how has your life changed?
Sunday September 11th will mark ten years since the tragic attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the plane crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Since then, we have been engaged in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the economy has dropped, the way we travel has changed and more. We at Lawrenceville Patch want to know how 9/11 has changed your life. Did you decide to join the military or police force? Did you quit your job in pursuit of your passion? Did you decide to volunteer your time and help others? Did you find religion or strengthen your religious ties? Tell us about it, and if you have them, share your pictures as well.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Lawrenceville Police organized a run to honor those lost September 11th.
About three or four years ago, Wanda Johnson and Alan Bannister were brainstorming a way to remember those lost on September 11, 2001. Wanda’s husband is the chief of the Lawrenceville Police Department and Alan is a lieutenant on the force. LPD did not have officers who responded directly to Ground Zero and none of the officers knew someone personally who was involved in the tragedy. “But regardless, they’re still our brothers in blue,” said Chief Randy Johnson with his wife Wanda adding “and sisters.” The Johnsons, along with Lt. Bannister and Lt. Phil Byers organized the "A Run To Remember" 5K. The first race was run on September 11, 2010. The group anticipated about 100 participants, but three times as many runners and walkers turned …