Article and photos on pages 2, 3,4,& 18 of the Sept. 21st Express.
For the past eleven years, the Stillwater community has gathered at Blockhouse Park in the center of the village on September 11 to remember Stillwater native Diane “Dani” Moore Parsons and the other 2,977 victims of the brazen terrorist attack on our nation in 2001, as well as to honor the civil servants and volunteers who rushed in to save lives and recover victims on that awful day, many of them at the cost of their own lives. 6,000 people were also injured in the attack and in the resulting collapse of buildings.
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on 12-year observance of September 11, 2001
“Today marks the twelfth year since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 that resulted in the murder of nearly 3,000 of our fellow Americans. In the time since, America has fought two long wars and sent its best and brightest off to battle, many of whom have come home with the visible and invisible wounds of war. We need to make the care and comfort of all our wounded heroes a national, non-partisan priority at all levels of government. Let’s care for them the way they fought for us. While we are remembering the incredible heroism of our soldiers, we should also reflect on the bravery of our fallen firefighters, police and EMTs. Think about the unimaginable personal courage it took for them to enter the Twin Towers and rescue their fellow New Yorkers. Remember all of our first responders we lost that terrible day, along with the victims of the attacks, their families, and the men and women of our military who have made, and continue making, the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, please observe a moment of silence today to remember and honor their sacrifice and say a prayer for their families.”