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Bucks County Remembers Lives Lost On September 11th

The names of the 18 people from Bucks County who died on September 11, 2001 are etched into glass around the twin fountains at the Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

The names of the 18 people from Bucks County who died on September 11, 2001 are etched into glass around the twin fountains at the Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

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By Jim Melwert

LOWER MAKEFIELD, Pa. (CBS) – The names of the 18 people from Bucks County who died on September 11, 2001 are etched into glass around a fountain and reflecting pool, part of the Garden of Reflection. Under those names are flowers and other items of remembrance placed here on this, the 11th anniversary of their deaths. Their lives were remembered during two ceremonies here, today.

Chris O’Brian from Northern Liberties, was visiting the memorial with his parents, this morning.

“It just makes me think of the feelings that I had that day and the feelings I had carrying forward. You know, just love your country. Be very appreciative of everything you have.”

There were two ceremonies scheduled here at the Lower Makefield Garden of Reflection today, the first at 8:30 a.m. The toll of a fireman’s bell marking the start of the solemn ceremony.

The bell then rang 11 times, once for each year that’s passed.

After prayers and words from representatives of several different faiths and religions, the names of the 18 bucks county residents were read, each followed by the tolling of the bell.

The morning ceremony ended at 10:03 with another bell toll to mark the time when flight 93 crashed in Shanksville.

This evening, a remembrance in light was scheduled to begin here at 7 p.m., ending with a candle-lighting ceremony and a walk past the 2,973 names that are etched in glass on the outer ring of the garden.

Click here to learn more about the Garden of Reflection.

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