Thursday, September 8, 2011
The 10-year anniversary is Sunday but many of us remember it like it was just yesterday.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
On Sunday, we mark a somber anniversary. It will have been 10 years since the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, DC and Shanksville, PA. So we're asking, where were you when you learned about the planes hitting the World Trade Center? How did you find out? What else do you remember about that day? Share your story in the comment box below. Oconee County will hold a Remembrance Ceremony at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Oconee Veterans Park.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
My son, Harrison was two when the Twin Towers were hit on Sept. 11, 2001. I remember the day quite clearly...
Harrison's dad was at work and I was on the way to visit the site of our first Oconee County residence on the morning of Sept.11, 2001. Nestled in the woods behind Friendship Presbyterian Church, the farm style home was a utopia to me. I remember looking in the rear view mirror to gaze at 2-year-old Harrison while we made our way down our long gravel drive when the phone rang... Richard was calling to tell me that one of the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City had been attacked and he and his co-workers were watching the news unfold. I turned on the radio and made my way to park next to the REALTOR in my driveway and handed a stuffed animal to Harrison. It is hard to believe that ten years have passed since that frightful day. …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
A steel beam, salvaged from the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks, arrived at Oconee Veterans Park on Aug. 2.
Soldiers, first responders, and citizens gathered at Oconee Veterans Park Tuesday to respectfully welcome a piece of 9/11 history to the county. The 52”x18”x18", 923-pound section of rusted steel beam, draped with an American flag, arrived on the bed of a truck from Winder’s Company E, 148th Brigade Support Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, escorted by Oconee County Sheriff's deputies and Emergency Management personnel. The New York and Georgia Army National Guards, FedEx, and Clarke County authorities were instrumental is bringing the beam from the World Trade Center Storage Facility at the JFK airport, said Lieutenant Col. John Gentry, commander of Savannah’s 118th Field Artillery and director of the Oconee County Parks and …
Monday, August 1, 2011
A World Trade Center artifact is scheduled to arrive at Oconee Veterans Park on Tuesday, Aug. 2 shortly after 12 p.m.
Oconee Veterans Park will soon be home to a remnant of the World Trade Center. A 52”x18”x18", 923-pound section of steel beam from the twin towers’ superstructure will arrive on Tuesday, Aug. 2 just after 12 p.m. when a brief ceremony will take place, Sgt. 1st Class Roy Henry of the Georgia Department of Defense Public Affairs Office confirmed on Monday. Lieutenant Col. John Gentry, commander of Savannah’s 118th Field Artillery and director of the Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department, said deputy director Tom Popps came across an application to petition for the artifact in September of 2009. In April 2011, the county learned the request had been approved, and then came the challenge of transporting the beam, Gentry said. The New…