22 YEARS LATER
at Pennsylvania’s Official 9/11 Memorial
The Garden of Reflection
On September 11, 2001 our country was forever changed by a series of unprecedented events. That day 2,973 people were killed in a series of targeted attacks. The World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Washington DC, and an open field in Somerset County became the battlefields where thousands perished. Thousands of acts of valor followed in response to these despicable acts.
As our shocked and saddened country processed the events, a group of residents from Lower Makefield Township who lost loved ones in the attacks looked for a way to remember and honor them. Eighteen residents of Bucks county and nine from Lower Makefield Township were lost during these attacks, the highest losses throughout Pennsylvania. The 9-11 Memorial Garden of Reflection was created in Memorial Park on Woodside Road to honor those lost and is both a Bucks County and Pennsylvania’s Official state 9/11 Memorial. Since its dedication in 2006, this Memorial has been a place of community gathering and healing.
On this 22nd commemoration of the 9/11 attacks,
The Garden of Reflection will host a morning ceremony to commemorate the tragic day by marking the chronological events.
The ceremony will commence at 8:30AM and conclude at 9:30AM followed by time to reflect and visit the memorial.
8:30 Ceremony will begin with the toll of the bell 9 times for the 9 victims who resided in Lower Makefield Township
8:47 Bell Toll for North Tower
9:03 Bell Toll for South Tower
9:30 Conclusion of Ceremony, participants invited to walk the grounds
9:37 Bell Toll for Pentagon
9:59 Bell Toll marks collapse of South Tower
10:07 Bell Toll Flight 93 Shanksville, PA
10:28 Bell Toll marks collapse of North Tower
The remainder of the day will offer a quiet time of remembrance as the community is invited to walk the memorial on a self-guided tour.
The nighttime “Remembrance in Light” Ceremonies will be held every 5th-year anniversary.
The “Remembrance Fund” endowment will support the maintenance of the memorial in perpetuity. For those wishing to support The Garden and ensure its legacy, please consider a donation and help guarantee its light will continue to overcome the darkness. Donation over $2,500 will be displayed on Endowment Donor Plaques located in The Garden.