Remembering 9-11

Messenger photos by Theresa Garee
At Motts Military Museum’s 9-11 Remembrance Event on Sept. 11, the bell rang in memoriam to those killed during each of the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001: the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City was hit at 8:46 a.m.; the South Tower at 9:03 a.m.; the west wall of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., at 9:37 a.m.; the South Tower fell 9:59 a.m.; Flight 93 crashed in a field in Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m.; the outer ring of the Pentagon wall collapsed at 10:15 a.m.; and the North Tower fell at 10:28 a.m. Guest speaker Captain Jack Boyle spoke of his experience at Ground Zero where he spent 55 days. Boyle ended his speech with the plea, “America must never forget this day.”
Added Dan Burrill, a critical care nurse of the Alaska Medical Assistance Team 1, the team was dispatched to assist at Ground Zero two weeks after 9-11, “The real message from Ground Zero is the unity it brought this country.”
The Madison Township Fire Department Color Guard presenting the colors at the Sept. 11 remembrance at Motts Military Museum.
Madison Township Firefighter Allen Young and Lieutenant Jeremy Irwin carry the ceremonial wreath for dedication to those lost on 9/11/2001 at the 20 year anniversary event of remembrance at the Mott’s Military Museum on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
Madison Township Police hold salute while the flag is lowered during the 9/11 Remembrance event at the Mott’s Military Museum on Saturday, September 11, 2011.


  1. It was a beautiful ceremony, very well done by the Township Fire Department and the Police departments. It was exceptional to have some of the first responders from around the country that were there, at the ceremony and to be reminded of what we have lost and the price many have paid.


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