Below is a list of events, memorials, services or ceremonies happening around Delaware County in remembrance of Sept. 11.
Throughout the county and the country, for one minute at 1 p.m., first responders, houses of worship, towns and others will hold a moment of silence followed by the sound of sirens and bells in a signal to each of us to "stop and remember" the 10th anniversary of the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001 and pay tribute to those we lost.
- Sept. 8, 12:45 p.m., County Government Center and Courthouse Courtyard: The employees of the County of Delaware are holding "A Day to Remember and A Time to Give Thanks." Delaware County President Judge Joseph P. Cronin, Jr., Council Chairman Jack Whelan and District Attorney Michael Green are guest speakers at the employee event.
- Sept. 11, 11 a.m., Rose Tree Park on Rt. 252 in Upper Providence Township: Residents of Delaware County are invited to the Delaware County Law Enforcement and Fire/EMS Memorial Ceremony where they will honor first responders with the laying of wreaths at the Public Safety and Victims of Sept. 11 memorials in . Master of Ceremony will be District Attorney Michael Green who will be joined by Council Chairman Jack Whelan and State Rep. Nick Miccarelli, an Iraq veteran. Members of the public are invited to join elected leaders, clergy, firefighters, law enforcement members and emergency medical service providers at the ceremony. Delaware County Sheriff Joseph F. McGinn, a US Army veteran who served in Vietnam, will read the names of the fallen servicemen from the county who have given their lives in service to our Nation since September 11, 2001. Bob McMahon, a founder of the PA Veterans Museum, will offer remarks on the meaning of service. Phillip E. Heron, editor of the Delaware County Daily Times, will offer remarks on the sacrifice of those who serve our county at home and abroad in the military. Family members of fallen soldiers and representatives of Blue Star Mothers of Delaware County and Gold Star Mothers of Delaware are expected to attend. This event is open to the public and will proceed rain or shine. Handicap parking and access is available.
- Sept. 11, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Media on State and Lemon streets: A tribute of service and remembrance, titled "Lest We Forget" will take place combined with the music ministries of Nativity BVM and First Church. It's a ceremony of readings, songs, and meditations dedicated to the heros and victims of Sept. 11 and to those who serve our community and country. All local Media and surrounding communities have been invited to participate in the service, such as fire, police, EMT and ambulance personnel as well as local council members and politicians.
- Sept. 11, 7 p.m., Media Presbyterian Church at 30 E. Baltimore Ave.: An inter-denominational service called, "9/11/2001 – 9/11/2011: A Service of Hope," includes Media Presbyterian, Nativity BVM, Reformation Lutheran Church, Second Baptist Church of Media, St. Francis DeSales and Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County. The service will include scripture readings, music and speakers.
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- Sept. 9, 7:40 a.m., Marple Newtown High School: The high school will hold a memorial service on Friday morning. Students will place approximately 3,000 flags in front of the school's lawn to represent the lives lost during 9/11. The high school band, National Honor Society and the Student Council will participate in the ceremony. Marple and Newtown police and fire companies as well as the Marple Newtown Veterans Alliance will be present for the ceremony.
- Sept. 9, 3 p.m., Worrall Elementary School: The fifth-grade class at Worrall will present a poster for and a certificate of appreciation to the Marple Police Department, Marple Ambulance Corps and Broomall Fire Co. In addition, some fifth graders will speak on the announcements about the heroism that arose from 9/11 and share with the school what they did for their local servicemen.
- Sept. 10, 5:30 a.m., Episcopal Academy: Parent and radio talk show host Michael Smerconish will lead a Flight 93 Memorial Listener Bus Trip to Shanksville, PA, for the dedication of Phase 1 of the permanent memorial, which begins midday. Musical tributes, wreath layings, and additional activities will continue throughout the afternoon. Tickets are $75 per person and include round-trip transportation via luxurymotor coach, light breakfast, lunch, and free Delaware Valley area parking. This will be a very full day. Buses depart the Plymouth Meeting Mall at 5:30 a.m. and are expected to return at approximately 7 p.m. You can reserve your seats by clicking here.
- Sept. 11, 6 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park in Broomall: Join the community in honoring the events of 9/11 and the continual sacrifices of all U.S. patriots. The Marple Community Band will perform a free concert of patriotic music at the Veteran's Park gazebo, and then a 9/11 remembrance service will be performed by the stone memorial wall. This event is co-sponsored by , the Marple Newtown Veterans Alliance and the Boy Scouts of America.
- Sept. 11, 1 p.m., David’s Park in the 400 block of E. Lancaster Ave.: Radnor Township invites everyone to participate in a Moment of Remembrance and dedicate a Memorial Marker on the 10th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
- Sept. 11, 10:30 a.m., Wayne United Methodist Church, 210 South Wayne Avenue: The church will dedicate its regular service in honor of those who serve, in remembrance of 9/11. Local police, fire and emergency personnel have been invited to come in uniform. The church will pray for them, and the theme of the service will be "The Call to Serve."
- Month of September, Haverford Township Free Library: The library will have an interactive display called "Ten Years Later – Reflections of 9/11." The library invites people from the community to go to the library's lobby to share their reflections, memories and perspective on the tragic events that occurred in New York, Washington DC, and Southwestern Pennsylvania 10 years ago this month.
- Sept. 11, 11 a.m., Springfield Friends Meeting at 1001 Sproul Road: A worship and reflection on the attacks that happened 10 years ago. A coffee hour and fellowship will follow the worship and a Sunday School will be provided for children as well.
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