Friday, December 7, 2012
One of the original engines that answered the call to the World Trade Center towers during 9/11 is on display at Pasco County Fire Station 37 in Land O' Lakes.
All gave some, some gave all. So goes the adage. Pasco County Fire Station 37 has the honor of hosting Rescue 5, one of the original rescue trucks than answered the call to the World Trade Center during 9/11. Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 engines were so badly damaged after the disaster that they were planed to be used for scrap. Rescue 4 and 5 were acquired by a group of firefighters and restored. They are now the only fire apparatus from 9/11 outside of New York City. They are currently on a national tour to promote 9/11 education and remembrance of firefighters. There were 12 firefighters aboard Rescue 5 when it raced to the burning buildings during 9/11. Only one of them survived. The sole survivor, Bill Spade, penned an account of the events …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Photographs from Patch sites throughout the U.S. show Americans coming together to remember.
How are you commemorating Sept. 11? Add your photos to our gallery of images from Patch sites across the country.
As the country heals in part by helping others, we hope these stories from across the country will inspire you as we mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
On the eleventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, people across the nation are honoring this Day of Remembrance in their communities and social networks, hosting community food drives, posting photos, sharing their thoughts and paying tribute to victims and first responders—many of whom gave their own lives that day. In his Huffington Post blog, David Pain, president and cofounder of MyGoodDeed, writes: "...On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, despite the years that have passed, the fact that bin Laden is dead, the 9/11 Memorial completed, and the Freedom Tower now many stories high, America is remembering. They are doing it in a remarkable way. By performing good deeds that help others." We'd like to share with you stories from …
Tuesday marks 11 years since the United States was attacked by terrorists.
President Barack Obama called for a national day of service to remember the attacks of September 11, 2001, on Tuesday. Do you think the day should be honored in other ways? We want to know if you think 9/11 should be a national holiday. Take our poll below and tell us in the comments how the nation should remember the thousands of lives lost in the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, the Pentagon and on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, PA. Are you holding an event for September 11? Add it to our Patch calendar.
Tuesday marks 11 years since the tragic events of 9/11.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Congressman Gus Bilirakis issued the following statement today in recognition of the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: On September 11, 2001, our country came under attack by an enemy attempting to destroy the very foundation of this country – the freedoms and values we enjoy as Americans. As we remember the loved ones lost in those tragic events, let us also remember the great strength and unity demonstrated not only that day, but also the eleven years since. Thank you to the first responders, service men and women, firefighters and police officers who selflessly served that day and those who continue to do so now. September 11 remains a strong symbol of the life and liberty we enjoy as citizens of this great …
Social studies teachers help students understand a tragedy they are too young to remember firsthand.
As our nation reflects on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, local middle school teachers are finding creative ways to teach students—who were infants and toddlers at the time—about the day that changed so much for so many. Patch asked Rushe Middle School social studies teachers how they approached the topic with their classes. Here are some of their lessons: In our class we did word art, students had to look through "primary sources": transcripts from that day; quotes from survivors; song lyrics etc. and students had to create a visual using the words. —Tina Stavrou, 8th Grade American History I have them interviewing family, friends, and teachers, aunts, uncles. We are going to make a word splash on poster paper. —Gerilyn Laney, 7th …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The community is invited to drop off non-perishable food items at the middle school beginning Monday.
Looking for a way to honor to memory of the Sept. 11 victims and help local families in need? Rushe Middle School will commemorate Patriot Day on Sept. 11. with a school-wide food drive to benefit local food pantries, teacher Kelly Floyd said. Students and staff are collecting items to bring in, and the community is invited to help out, as well. Anyone who would like to donate non-perishable food items can drop off their donations at the school's front office beginning Monday, Floyd said. Rushe is located at 18654 Mentmore Blvd in Land O' Lakes.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Tell us how you are commemorating Sept. 11.
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Friday, September 7, 2012
Patriot Day takes place on Tuesday this year. It honors the nearly 3,000 people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Although Patriot Day isn’t a federal holiday, American flags are typically flown at half-staff and some people observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m., which is the time the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Are you doing anything special Tuesday? Tell us in the comments.