9/11 remembrance to take place at Memorial Park today
TROY, N.Y. » Wednesday marks the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the country. In Troy, a remembrance ceremony is scheduled at the 9/11 Memorial Park located at 112th Street and 1st Avenue.
The public is invited to attend.
City dignitaries and representatives of the fire and police departments will gather at the park at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony will begin around 8:45, and will include a color guard presentation, singing of the national anthem, and ringing the memorial bell.
“It’s a time for somber remembrance,” mayor Patrick Madden commented. “It represents the best and the absolute worst in human nature. We’ll take a little bit of time to remember people, especially the first responders, who lost their lives.”
Later in the afternoon, there will also be a blood drive hosted by RPI. Donors will include Madden and Chief of Police Brian Owens.
The remembrance marks a tragic time in American history in which nearly 3,000 people were killed.
On Sept. 11, 2001, an American Airlines Flight crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City at 8:46 a.m. Seventeen minutes later a United Airlines Flight crashed into the World Trade Tower’s South Tower.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m. that day, a second American Airlines f light hit
"It’s a time for somber remembrance. It represents the best and the absolute worst in humannature. We’ll take a little bit of time to remember people, especially the first responders, who lost their lives." — Mayor Patrick Madden
the Pentagon, before a second United Airlines flight crashed less than a half hour later in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing everyone on board. That plane was suspected to have reached Washington, D.C. about 20 minutes later. Members of the Troy Fire Department participate in a Sept. 11Memorial Ceremony in 2018at 9/ 11Memorial Park in Troy.
Troy police and firefighters look on as Rev. Christan Lambertsen speaks during a September 11Memorial Ceremony in 2018 at the 9/ 11Memorial Park in Troy.
Troy’s 9/ 11Memorial Park is at 112th Street and First Avenue, near the 112th Street Bridge.
The Troy Police Department participates in a Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony in 2018at 9/ 11Memorial Park in Troy.