Our Memorial Timeline
September 11, 2021
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.
There are no speeches or entertainment. These 24 hours are spent in quiet. For the most part. Bells toll, bagpipes play.
The sun will rise on a beautiful American Flag.
8:00 A.M. On the lawn of St Joseph's Church, a place of Honor is prepared where the people of September 11, 2001 are remembered with reverence for all to visit.
8:46 A.M. American Airlines flight 11 is flown into the North Tower. A cannon shudders, bells toll and Bagpipes lament!
9:03 A.M. United Airlines flight 175 is flown into the South Tower. A cannon shudders, bells toll and Bagpipes lament!
9:13 A.M. Reverently we begin reading aloud the names of each person killed in the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001.
9:37 A.M. American Airlines flight 77 is flown into the Pentagon. A cannon shudders, bells toll and Bagpipes lament!
9:59 A.M. Collapse of the South Tower. A cannon shudders, bells toll and Bagpipes lament!
10:03 A.M. United Airlines flight 93, crashes near Shanksville, PA. A cannon shudders, bells toll and Bagpipes lament!
10:28 A.M. Collapse of the North Tower. A cannon shudders, bells toll and Bagpipes lament!
11:30 A.M. The Canaan Fire Company and other local Departments pay Tribute to those Fire, Police and EMS personnel who died in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Also Honoring those who have served and are serving today!
Early Afternoon, we will complete reading the names of those people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001.
We Pause to reflect.
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 over 7,000 names. Why? When we began to research putting together our first memorial in 2008 we were fortunate to have contact with families 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.
7:08 P.M. Taps!
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.