Hundreds Gather To Remember 9/11 Victims At Garden Of Reflection


SO MANY LIVES LOST. SO MANY STILL IMPACTED TODAY. MEANWHILE, THIS MORNING PEOPLE GATHERED TO REMEMBER 9/11 AT PENNSYLVANIA’S OFFICIAL MEMORIAL FOR THE VICTIMS. GARDEN OF REFLECTION IN BUCKS COUNTY. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER MATT PETRILLO IS THERE. MATT, 18 PEOPLE FROM BUCKS COUNTY LOST THEIR LIVES ON SEPTEMBER11th. Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, NINE WERE FROM HERE IN LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP WHERE THE GARDEN OF REFLECTION WAS CREATED. IF YOU TAKE A LOOK BEHIND ME YOU CAN SEE THESE ARE THE TWIN FOUNTAINS THEY REPRESENT THE TWIN TOWERS THAT FELL. TODAY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE CAME TO REMEMBER THE 3,000 LIVES LOST. [ BELL RINGS ] Reporter: THE RINGING OF THIS BELL AT 8:46 THIS MORNING MARKS THE EXACT MOMENT WHEN TRAGEDY STRUCK 18 YEARS AGO TARA PAIN LOST HER HUSBAND MICHAEL HE WAS AT WORK IN THE NORTH TOWER WHEN THE FIRST PLANE CRASHED INTO IT. I AM ALWAYS BROUGHT BACK TO THE DAY MICHAEL WAS TAKEN FROM ME AND THE HORRIBLE MEMORIES OF THE ATTACKS. Reporter: FOR SOME THE SYMBOL IS A SYMBOL OF GRIEF AND TRAGEDY. ♪♪ Reporter: BUT THERE ARE ALSO SYMBOLS OF HOPE AND PEACE HERE AT THE GARDEN OF REFLECTION IN LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, BUCKS COUNTY LIKE THESE FLOWERS THAT REST IN HONOR OF THE LIVES THAT WERE TAKEN SO MANY MEMORIES WITH LOVED ONES NEVER MADE. IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT SOME DAYS IT’S BEEN 18 YEARS. Reporter: JUDY REECE HELPED PUT TOGETHER THIS MEMORIAL SERVICE. HER SON JOSH WAS 23 YEARS OLD WHEN HE WAS KILLED ON SEPTEMBER11th, 2001. I CAN STILL REMEMBER MOMENT BY MOMENT THAT MORNING. I CAN REMEMBER GETTING A PHONE CALL, BEING TOLD TO TURN ON THE TELEVISION AND I CAN REMEMBER THE ACTUAL FEAR AND HORROR THAT I FELT. Reporter: THIS STEEL IS FROM ONE OF THE TOWERS THAT FELL. THE 9/11 GARDEN OF REFLECTION WAS DEDICATED BY FAMILIES OF THE 18 BUCKS COUNTY FALLEN IN 2006 AND THAT WILL BE ANOTHER VIGIL TONIGHT HERE AT 7:00 O’CLOCK.

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