17 Years Later, Lower Bucks County Will Remember 9/11 Attacks

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The Lower Bucks County community will come together Tuesday to remember the 2,996 people, including 18 with Bucks County links, who perished in the attacks on September 11, 2001.

At the Garden of Reflection on Woodside Road in Lower Makefield, a memorial ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. and follow the chronological timeline of September 11th attacks. The victims will be honored and religious leaders will be present.

Then at 7 p.m., a candlelight vigil will be held at the Garden of Reflection.

At 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Yardley will host an interfaith service that will feature September 11th survivor Dr. Courtney Cowart, who oversaw the work at the chapel near Ground Zero. The interfaith service brings together Zubaida mosque in Lower Makefield, the Church of the Incarnation in Morrisville, St. Paul’s Church in Levittown, and All Saints Church in Fallsington.

In Tullytown, the borough will host its annual remembrance ceremony at the fire station on Main Street beginning at 7 p.m. Numerous local officials will speak, music will be performed, and the Tullytown Fire Company Color Guard will present the colors.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001