The planes will crash. You’ll hear police sirens, the voices of those who lived and many who didn’t. You’ll feel like you’re in the buildings. And then they’ll fall.
There’s long been talk of a room in the Sept. 11 museum that will look something like this. Planners spoke years ago of an “immersive” area where visitors will hear, see and know what Sept. 11 really felt like.
Maybe you’ll hear Brian Sweeney, a passenger on United Flight 175, calling his wife minutes before his plane barreled into the World Trade Center’s south tower. . .
A black Gillette safety razor rests on the bathroom sink at Kenneth Fairben’s Floral Park home, its blade long-ago rusted. The razor has been in the same spot since Sept. 11, 2001, the last morning his son, Keith, used it before walking out the front door to his job as a paramedic in Manhattan.
Fairben sees it every morning when he shaves; he sees it every night when he brushes his teeth. . .
A quilt commemorating soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, will be on display today in the Allbritton Foyer of Moody Library.
At 3 p.m., the quilt will be displayed in a special event, “A Tribute to Fallen Heroes,” on the northwest patio of Moody Memorial Library. Baylor is the quilt’s last stop before heading to Arlington National Cemetery. . .
The “Tribute to Fallen Heroes,” which took place at 3 p.m. Friday, served as a time of remembrance of the Sept. 11th attacks and of soldiers who have laid their lives down in the line of duty, as well as a celebration of those who still serve and who have served. The Lost Heroes Art Quilt, which had been displayed in Moody Library was also featured at the event.
Addresses during the tribute were given by Baylor President Ken Starr, Texas Senator Brian Birdwell, Brigadier General Bill Webber, Brigadier General Joseph P. DiSalvo and Waco Mayor Jim Bush. . .
People of all different backgrounds and ages gathered in front of the Pat Neff Hall Tower as Baylor’s Carillonneur Lynette Geary played a memorial recital on Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2001.
The memorial recital started off with contemplative pieces, such as “Doxology” by Geneva Psalter and “A Somber Pavan” by Ronald Barnes. Geary played hymns for all members of the armed forces, while finishing off with a song that was written for the Sept. 11 attacks and another song called “In Paradisum” that shows blessings for the dead.
The memory of those who lost their lives on the morning of Sept. 11, many while selflessly serving to save others, was lifted high during a special commemoration service Sunday in Waco Hall.
“Baylor Remembers: A Service of Remembrance” featured 9/11 survivor and Texas Senator Brian Birdwell as the keynote speaker. Birdwell related details of his own recollections of that day, starting when he first arrived in his office at the Pentagon. . .
After New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided to ban formal prayer and clergy participation from the 10th anniversary commemoration ceremony of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, controversy erupted—and is growing each day.
The event will mark the dedication of the long-awaited 9/11 Memorial, comprising two 30-foot waterfalls and acre-size reflecting pools. . .
John Ondrasik, the singer-songwriter who goes by the stage name Five For Fighting, is returning to the New York area to perform his hit song, “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” which became an anthem for many after the terrorist attacks 10 years ago.
Ondrasik will perform at a few events this weekend, including playing “Superman” at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys-New York Jets game Sunday at MetLife Stadium. . .
Since the Sept. 11 attacks, a stigma has been attached to the religion of Islam in relation to terrorism. Waco has taken the first steps in learning what Muslims stand for by beginning cultural education that many hope will spread across the country.
Islam has been widely accepted and appreciated locally, said Al Siddiq, president of the Islamic Center. . .