9/11: A Permanent Memory

9/11: A Permanent Memory

9/11: A Permanent Memory

By Sharae Griffin  Many people come together every year on 9/11 in remembrance of thousands of people lost on that fateful day, including two people from my school, the Leckie Elementary School in southwest Washington D.C. Every year since September 11, 2001, I know that I can turn on my television and see some sort of vigil or commemoration taking place just to let people know that their loved ones aren’t forgotten. I remember everything so vividly, 13 years later. It was a normal day in the District – D.C., that is. There was typical sunshine on a warm and […]

Maryland’s 9/11 Memorial

By Spokesman StaffMaryland’s 9/11 Memorial, located near the Inner Harbor at Baltimore’s World Trade Center, honors 67 Marylanders who perished on September 11, 2001, in crashes at the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, and a field near Shanksville, Pa. Among those whose names are engraved there is Hilda Taylor, the sixth-grade teacher of Sharae Griffin, and the two other teachers who were accompanying students on a four-day National Geographic field trip. The memorial is comprised of steel beams from the Twin Towers and artifacts from the other sites. A permanent exhibit on the 27th floor of […]

Recalling the Events of September 11, 2001

By Spokesman Staff“Those we lost live on in us – in the families who love them still, in the friends who remember them always, and in a nation that will honor them now and forever.” (President Barack Obama at dedication of the national memorial, May 15, 2014)   8:46 a.m. – Plane crashes into North Tower of World Trade Center in New York City 9:02 a.m. –Plane crashes into South Tower 9:37 a.m. –Plane crashes into Pentagon in Arlington, Va. 9:59 a.m. – South Tower collapses 10:10 a.m. –Plane crashes in Shanksville, Pa., after passengers fight with hijackers 10:28 a.m. […]