SOLEMN CER­E­MONY

9/11 re­mem­brance to take place at Memo­rial Park to­day

The Record (Troy, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Record staff

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.

LAU­REN HALLIGAN — MEDIANEWS GROUP FILE

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.

LAU­REN HALLIGAN — MEDIANEWS GROUP FILE

Troy’s 9/ 11Me­mo­rial Park is at 112th Street and First Av­enue, near the 112th Street Bridge.

LAU­REN HALLIGAN — MEDIANEWS GROUP FILE

The Troy Po­lice Depart­ment par­tic­i­pates in a Sept. 11 Memo­rial Cer­e­mony in 2018at 9/ 11Me­mo­rial Park in Troy.

LAU­REN HALLIGAN — MEDIANEWS GROUP FILE

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