Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Patches across Northeast Ohio and America are talking to people about how their lives have changed since that day 10 years ago.
Whether they decided to join the armed forces, learned life lessons on the compassion of others or just paid closer attention to world news, Americans were changed by the events of Sept. 11, 2001 in so many ways. This Patch and others across the country are commemorating the anniversary of Sept. 11 by documenting how our lives have changed -- not just the security measures at airports, but how we feel and what we are doing about it. This photo gallery is taken from the 17 Patches in Northeast Ohio. Photos and stories from Patches across the country will be posted on the Huffington Post website today. Below are links to some of the Sept. 11 Patch stories published in Ohio: Beachwood: 9-11: Day of National Tragedy, Personal Loss for …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Workers started construction today on the large pentagonal concrete pad that will serve as the base for the Lakewood Fire Department's 9/11 memorial.
Two steel beams that were once part of the World Trade Center in New York, will now rest in the large pentagonal concrete pad that was poured by construction workers earlier this afternoon. The memorial – which is being built in front of Fire Station No. 1 on Madison Avenue – will honor those fire fighters who died during the September 11 attacks in 2001. Construction of the memorial will be completed just in time for the tenth anniversary of the attacks.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Ceremony held at Fire Station No. 1; steel to be used for memorial.
An 18-wheel semitrailer rumbled down Madison Avenue on Friday morning carrying two steel support beams that were once a part of the World Trade Center in New York City. The beams will have new life as part of a memorial to honor fallen firefighters — victims of both the attacks of 9/11, as well as fallen Lakewood firefighters. Seven Lakewood firefighters picked up the steel this week in New Jersey. A ceremony was held at Fire Station No. 1, with about 100 in attendance. The memorial is expected to be completed by the 10th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. A dedication ceremony is being planned for Sept. 11 to unveil the new memorial. As a fundraising effort for the new memorial, the Lakewood Association of Fire Fighters — in cooperation…
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Wreckage to be used as part of a permanent memorial marking the four Lakewood firefighters who died in the line of duty — along with the 344 firefighters who died on 9/11.
This morning, seven Lakewood firefighters left the city on a mission. Three of them on motorcycles and the other four in a tractor-trailer, they are headed for New York City to bring home steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Work is set to begin on a new memorial honoring those who died fighting fires in Lakewood — as well as the 344 firefighters who died on 9/11. However, final designs for the memorial will not be completed until the firefighters return with the steel. City and fire officials have chosen the spot of the current memorial at Fire Station No. 1 as the location for the new memorial. The project — spearheaded by Fire Marshal Tim Dunphy — was approved after a lengthy and rigorous application process. “We want to …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Local residents react to the news that U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden during a covert raid. What do you think?
President Barack Obama announced at 11:35 p.m. on May 1 that Osama bin Laden, the terrorist who orchestrated the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, was killed by American forces. See video and transcript of Obama's speech here. "Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan," Obama said. "A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body." Lakewood residents are talking about the historic news that Osama Bin Laden is dead. We tracked a few of them down and got their opinions.