Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Parents used a horrific time in American history to teach their children lessons they will always hold.
This week marks the 11th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2011. It’s hard to believe that so many years have passed since the events of that tragic day. Whether or not you are a parent, it’s difficult to look back at that day and not think about how it has changed the lives of children all over America. As Americans, we all lost something on that fateful day. Countless families suffered tragic and unexpected losses. Those who weren’t touched personally still looked on in horror as fellow Americans lost their lives to the most shocking terrorist attack to ever take place. Since that day two wars have followed and many more heroes have lost their lives protecting us and preserving our freedom. The sad reality is that all …
Town Manager Michael Caira and Veteran's Agent Lou Cimaglia reflect on the attacks of September 11, 2001, which happened 11 years ago today.
Town Manager Michael Caira was sitting inside Town Hall, Room 9, just like he did many days throughout his lengthy career. But September 11, 2001, ended up as one that changed the lives of Caira, Wilmington residents, and nearly everyone across the country. “I still remember the horror of it all,” said Caira, recalling the attacks of that fateful day. “All of us were in shock with the information we were getting. It’s the most profound event in my lifetime, and most people’s lifetimes. It changed the way that Americans conduct their everyday life now and in the future.” While last year the town honored the 10-year anniversary of the attacks of September 11 with a larger ceremony on Town Common, this year there was a smaller, more somber …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Members of the Wilmington Fire Department lost several friends during the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, left a lasting impact on nearly every American. For many members of the Wilmington Fire Department, that infamous day had an extremely personal impact. Wilmington department members stayed at a Queens firehouse several times in the years leading up to September 11, forming bonds with many firefighters each trip. In the aftermath of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers, 19 members of Squad 288 and Haz Mat 1 were killed, six of which Wilmington firefighters had become friendly with. In the days and months that followed September 11, Wilmington firefighters supported their fallen friends and others they did not even know with countless trips back to New York City for funerals and memorial …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
How did you approach the subject with your children?
This weekend it was hard to turn on a television, read a newspaper or even have a conversation without reliving the memory of September 11th, 2001. For almost any adult, the conversation turned to where you were when you heard about the tragic events of that morning. For me, I was dropping my then 23-month-old son off at the gym daycare when I saw breaking news that what was thought to be a small plane had hit one of the twin towers. Without any idea of the magnitude of what was taking place I went straight to a closed exercise studio where I was for nearly an hour with no television, phone or news. What I encountered when I left that room was truly amazing. I walked out to a crowded gym with nothing but the sound of the television news…
Monday, September 12, 2011
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10-year anniversary of lives lost on September 11 honored.
Veterans' Agent Louis Cimaglia said it's critical to educate and make sure we never forget. Sunday's ceremony honoring the lives lost on September 11, 2001, accomplished just that. Town officials and residents acknowledged the 10-year anniversary of the day on Sunday. The procession began at Saint Thomas of Villanova and continued with a march onto Town Common. During the ceremony, Matt Palermo and his Wilmington High School history teacher announced their plans to fundraise for the construction of a 9/11 monument. The statue would be placed on the grounds of a potential new high school.
Town officials, emergency workers and more took part.
On a sunny day just like the one 10 years before, Wilmington residents paused to reflect on the lives lost during the attacks of September 11, 2001. The ceremony began at St. Thomas of Villanova Church and continued on Town Common, where several speakers shared their thoughts and emotions one decade after one of the most infamous days in United States history. For video coverage of Sunday's event, check back with Wilmington Patch on Monday afternoon.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Friday, September 9, 2011
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Sunday is the marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, and event that will forever be engrained in American history. Wilmington officials have a ceremony planned for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Women of Wilmington members organized a clothing drive, and those whose lives were touched that day have been reflecting on the attacks one decade later. Christie Coombs, whose husband, Jeff, was killed as a passenger on one of the planes that flew into the World Trade Center, sat down for an interview with Patch. So with the anniversary quickly approaching, we want to know: Where were you when you found out America was under attack on September 11? What was your initial reaction? What has changed in the country since that day? What will …
As always, the Women of Wilmington will be busy.
On Sunday, Sept. 11, The Women of Wilmington will be marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks by helping the men and women who continue to keep us safe. During their clothing drive from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at St. Thomas of Villanova Hall W.O.W. will also be accepting donations for Local Heroes. Proud to support our troops and all that they do, W.O.W. President JoMarie O’Mahoney said, “We felt with the anniversary of September 11 it was important to remind our troops how much we appreciate their service.” Of course, no fundraising effort comes along without planning, and choosing to support our troops during the September Drive was a decision made months ago by W.O.W. “The W.O.W board met over the summer to discuss the drives we …