Our Memorial Timeline
September 11, 2001
We begin our Memorial at midnight on September 10th, and will continue until shortly after midnight on September 11th.
We remember that “Evil” got up very early on September 11, 2001.
People of goodwill are invited to remember, reflect, pray or participate. Clergy of all faiths are invited to participate and should contact us in advance.
There are no speeches or entertainment.
These 24 hours are spent in quiet. For the most part.
The sun will rise on a beautiful American Flag.
On the lawn of St. Josephs Church a place of Honor is prepared where the people of September 11th 2001 are remembered with reverence for all to visit.
A cannon roars! The First Litchfield Artillery Regiment will mark these moments.
8:46 A.M. American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the North tower of the World Trade Center.
9:03 A.M. United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the South tower of the World Trade Center.
Reverently we honor each person who died in the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001 by reading aloud their names.
9:43 A.M. American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon building.
10:05 A.M. The South tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
10:13 A.M. United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
10:28 A.M. The North tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
Bells toll, bagpipes play.
After we honor the dead of September 11th, 2001 by reading their names aloud. We pause.
Soon after we begin to read the name of each soldier who fought and died in service to, the United States of America since that day. Now almost 7,000 names. Why? When we began to research putting together our first memorial we were fortunate to have contact with family of those killed on September 11th. They all asked that we would do something to honor the people of the military who were killed in the War on Terror. We strive to fulfill their request.
After 9:00 P.M. The flag is lowered.
We move the reading of names to the vestibule of the church. The reading of the names of the dead usually concludes after 11:00 P.M.
12:00 midnight. We close with prayer.