First Responders to Hold September 11 Memorial Tuesday

This year marks the 11th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.


Police and fire officials from Howard County will be holding a "laying of the wreath" ceremony on Tuesday morning at as a rememberance of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Alexandra Bresani, a spokesperson for the Howard County government, said the wreath laying would occur at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Garden of Hope at Centennial Park. 8:46 a.m. is the time of the first plane crash into the World Trade Center.

This is the eleventh year since the attacks that brought down the World Trade Center.

Other memorial events will also take place at the following locations around the region:

The at the Perry Hall Library at 8:30 a.m.

Harford County will have its annual flag waving event on the Route 152 overpass at I-95 on Tuesday morning. Harford Del. Pat McDonough, along with volunteer firefighters and community groups are hosting the event, according to the Explore Harford.

Do you have any plans to commemorate September 11? Tell us in comments

Robert Rey September 10, 2012 at 11:58 PM
I understand that this was an event the changed history and I dont mean to minimize this in any way. But we must start to put this to rest. Its been over ten years. Let us put this to rest and let it be. Let it lie and rest peacefully.
Brook Hubbard September 11, 2012 at 01:47 AM
I suppose we should forget D-Day? After all, it was almost 70 years ago and over 3,700 miles away. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" - Santayana
Michele Robinson September 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Robert, I really don't think you "understand".
Dave A. September 11, 2012 at 02:07 PM
This day should not be forgotten nor should it be "put to rest"! This should always serve as a memorial to ALL who perished on this tragic day in 2001! Too many families never had closure as they never recieved concrete proof that their loved ones were gone. This day shows how STRONG wwe as a country can be when unified after a tragedy such as this. People became more compassionate and understanding of each other. That day, and for some time following; people who were hardened and gruff became softer and less brash, more understanding and compassionate towards others. THAT unfortunately has been forgotten! This was a day in history that was fostered the bloodiest yet most cowardly attack on our country. Innocent people died. And for what? "Forget" or "Put to Rest"? I think not! 343 FDNY Firefighters died that day! The NYPD and the Port Authority lost 60 officers that day! Many of them charged into those structures KNOWING deep down they probably would not come out and go home! They did not feel like heroes, rather they were doing their jobs! Also, we should remember our vets that have served in retribution to this event in "The War on Terror" and have laid down their lives to protect our freedom we enjoy! God Bless the souls that passed this day in 2001! God Bless and watch over the families that lost loved ones!
Angela Morales September 11, 2012 at 03:41 PM
I agree, there should be a statute of limitation on grief. Carrying around this pain body keeps folks from moving on with their lives. This is not to say that the victims are not appreciated or that there was no concern about what happened. On the contrary, this was a very sad episode in American History. But folks, let move on already. In some cultures, you mourn for a year and you wear black during that time. I prefer that over dredging this up again and again. By the way for those of you who think that I have no stake in this, I lived a few blocks from the World Trade Centers and I had my wedding reception at the top of the twin towers. The WTCs were part of my community and I would catch the train located under the towers when I commuted to New Jersey.,. so please let's move on.
troll September 11, 2012 at 03:51 PM
343 fdny 60 officers....tell that to the people in Iraq and afghan who we bomb the crap out of daily and we have killed thousands for a attack of few. tell that to the familes of the people we have bombed. over 10 years of bombing for a attack on a few government buildings. america needs to get over 9/11
Cynthia September 11, 2012 at 04:14 PM
I agree with Brook; it is an important day in America's history to remember. If you choose personally not to mark the day in any way, fine, but don't ask those who do to "move on."
FRANCIS September 11, 2012 at 06:20 PM
If that is how you really feel, it is time for you to leave America.
Dave A. September 11, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Troll, they started this war not us.... Don't forget the thousands of civilians that were innocent as well as the cops and firefighters.... If the people over there are willing to protect and hide these evil people then they get what they deserve....
DawnP September 11, 2012 at 08:46 PM
You can "move on" and still remember/commemorate a significant event! The two are not mutually exclusive. On a much smaller scale, if you've ever lost a loved one, I'm sure that you pause to remember and miss them from time to time (perhaps on their birthday or other holidays, perhaps on the anniversary of their death, perhaps when you see something that reminds you of them) -- that doesn't mean you haven't moved on, it just means that they are still in your heart (always) and in your mind (on occasion, less frequently as time goes by).
DawnP September 11, 2012 at 08:48 PM
And Angela, if you think there "should be a statute of limitation[s] on grief," you must be lucky enough to have never lost someone you truly loved.
DawnP September 11, 2012 at 08:52 PM
I don't agree with "troll" that we need to get over 9/11, but Iraq did NOT start this war -- even GWB admitted that Iraq had no part in the 9/11 attacks. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/sep/12/september11.usa2
EL September 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM
And is it a bad thing to remember the heroic efforts of so many people that day? is it a bad thing to stop a moment and reflect on what is important in our lives? Is it a bad thing to remember those who gave their lives to try to save countless others? Is it a bad thing to remember those who did escape with their lives? Where is the bad?
Patrick H. September 12, 2012 at 01:04 AM
I agree with DawnP. Iraq was an easy target. Jr. wanted to avenge the attempt made on daddy's life. America wanted to retaliate against someone and Iraq was as good as anyone else. Forgive but don't forget least it happen again. What is a 'troll'? I served in both VietNam and Desert Storm. I won't forget either. Nor will I forget those that hid in Canada and then came back after a Presidential Pardon as if nothing was wrong. My dead friends will never come back. Thank you Canada.
Patrick H. September 12, 2012 at 01:07 AM
It will be generations before the returning vets can put any of this to rest. This is the price we pay for being police to the world. It is a high price but a necessary one and we should never forget. There is nothing peaceful about it. Take care Rober and god bless.
Patrick H. September 12, 2012 at 01:09 AM
I am glad that this site, and all sites, are monitored by U.S. Government agencies. Maybe time for a background check. Take care and god bless.
Dave A. September 12, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Iraq supported Al Queda and their activities. They also helped to hide the terrorists from US Forces. Saddam Hussein was a madman that needed to be stopped. No different then the tyrant Gaddaffi in Libya! They wreaked havoc on the world and thousands upon thousands of innocent people. They got theirs in the end. At least that region has had most of the "infection" removed to try and bring some sense of stability back. Do I feel bad about what happens to innocents over there? NO Why? Because most of them over there care not about what some of theior beloved terrorist friends did here in 2001! The only remorse I have is for the thousands of troopsa that have paid the price in removing that infectious scum from the face of this earth!


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