September 11, 2013 Events
9/7/13 – 9/11/13: Wall of Remembrance
The Garden of Reflection, the official Pennsylvania 9-11 Memorial, for the third year in a row will host a Wall of Remembrance at the Memorial. This year the Wall of Remembrance will once again be constructed by Shady Brook Farm. The Wall is designed by Andrew Cerasi and will be sponsored this year for the first time by a school: Makefield Elementary School. All are welcome to join us at the garden on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at 2p.m. to welcome the Wall of Remembrance and be among the first to leave your lasting legacy on its panels.
9/11/13: 8:15 am – 10:15 am: Public Remembrance Service
The annual service marking twelve years since the attacks on our nation will begin with musical performances at 8:15am. The time of the attacks will be acknowledged by ringing the fire bell, words from members of the clergy, songs and family participation. The names of eighteen Bucks County victims will be called. Musical performances will take place during the day until 4:00 pm. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs.
9/11/13: 7:00 pm: Remembrance in Light Ceremony
This years Remembrance in Light ceremony will take place from 7PM – 7:45PM and will feature guest speaker Ben Sliney then the FAA National Operations Manager who was responsible for grounding all aircraft with an introduction by satellite radio and MSNBC host Michael Smerconish; ceremony hosted by Comcast News Anchor Lynn Doyle. The public is encourage to arrive between 6P-6:30PM and is welcome to bring portable chairs. All are welcome to help create "Light After Darkness.". Click here for more detailed information.
The Official Pennsylvania Memorial to the Victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
The Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial was created to remember and honor our loved ones and all 2,973 killed on September 11, 2001. It is situated in Memorial Park amid the natural beauty of Historical Bucks County farmland in Lower Makefield Township.
The Memorial designed by Yardley architect Liuba Lashchyk AIA invites us on a walking Memorial Journey symbolizing “After Darkness…Light”. This Memorial Journey leads from sorrowful reminders of tragedy and grief towards luminous symbols of Hope, Peace and Celebration of Life.
The dedication and support of so many individuals, organizations and volunteers has made this Memorial Garden possible. We thank you. We hope the spirit and symbolism of the Garden of Reflection will endure in your hearts as it endures in ours.
Ellen Saracini Grace Godshalk Tara Bane Clara Chirchirillo Fiona Havlish William Kelly
Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial Family Committee