Lower Bucks County Commemorates 9/11

The Lower Manhattan skyline in 1991 with the World Trade Center standing high above other buildings. Photo by Lars Plougmann.

Eighteen years ago Wednesday, two commercial airliners flew into the World Trade Center, a third hit the Pentagon, and another crash landed in a field in Somerset County. 2,977 Americans lost their lives, including 18 from Bucks County, after Al-Qaeda hijackers took control of the cockpits.

There will be several ceremonies and events throughout Lower Bucks commemorating all who lost their lives.

The Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield is hosting a Remembrance Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. to mark the chronological events with music and prayer. There will then be a candlelight vigil tonight at the Garden of Reflection beginning at 7 p.m. Nine people from Lower Makefield died in the attacks.

Volunteers with Yardley Borough and Carry the Load will be beautifying the grounds and cleaning headstones of fallen heroes at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. The clean up begins at 9 a.m. and continues until noon. Yardley Mayor Chris Harding will act as the Carry the Load Ambassador.

In Tullytown, a vigil beginning at 7 p.m. will honor the fallen first responders and other victims. Former Philadelphia Mayor, Dr. Wilson Goode, Sr will be the keynote speaker. Tullytown Mayor David Cutchineal will open the ceremony, and WBCB’s Pat Wandling will speak on behalf of the EMS lives lost.