Remembering September 11, 2001
HARRISBURG — Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The day is now remembered as Patriot Day. Several Pennsylvania officials released statements on the important anniversary.
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) said, “Today, we remember those we lost on September 11th and the uncommon courage Americans showed during one of our Nation’s most difficult times… We pray today for those who died on 9/11, for their families and for our troops serving around the globe; we also pray for ourselves, that we may be worthy of their valor.”
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett ordered U.S. and Pennsylvania flags lowered to half-staff at the Capitol Complex and all commonwealth facilities Wednesday. He also issued a statement. “It is fitting to remember that the first battlefield in the War on Terror was a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and its first soldiers were the brave passengers aboard United Flight 93… A love of country and personal courage flow in the veins of every American, and so it is fitting that we honor this very American trait,” Corbett said.
Patriot Day remembrances are being held at several locations throughout The Valley. The American Legion Post 44 is holding their annual remembrance tonight. It was to be held a King Street Park in Northumberland tonight, but due to the weather, it will be held at the American Legion Post 44 on Route 11 at 7:00p.m.
Mount Carmel Fire Department will also be holding a memorial tonight. A first responder parade will be held at 6:30p.m. at 2nd and Oak Streets in Mount Carmel. A memorial service will follow at 7:00p.m. at the Clover Hose Company. (Codi Jade)