Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The city of Lilburn held a special event to commemorate September 11, 2001.
The city of Lilburn took the time Tuesday to remember the victims and the heroes during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in America. About 70 people attended the special commemoration at Lilburn City Park, where officials also unveiled a piece of steel recovered from the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York, N.Y. The mayor began the ceremony with opening remarks, there was a presentation of colors by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department honor guard, and Lilburn Teen Idol Jordan Adam sang "The Star Spangled Banner. At about 8:46 a.m., attendees held a moment of silence. That was the time the first plane -- American Airlines Flight 11 -- crashed into the north tower. There were 82 people on board. Then, City Manager …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The city of Lilburn will hold a ceremony to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and victims.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Because of the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, a Lilburn couple has become passionate about fire safety, and together they volunteer about 40 hours a week to the county's fire department.
Dave Adanich was only a day away from retiring after 38 years with AT&T, where the television was always tuned to the news. He remembers looking at the screen and seeing a plane flying into one of the twin towers. "I'm going to kill those guys," Adanich remembers thinking about his co-workers. "They've got the TV on a movie channel." After all, this couldn’t be real, could it? In the nightmarish hours and days that followed, Adanich and his wife, Judy, listened to President George Bush exhort the nation to get involved, to step up and help our country. “Where do I fit? What do I do?," Judy remembers thinking. "As a country, we were totally unprepared for that," she says of the terrorist attacks. "We just never saw anything like that. It …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Daughters of the American Revolution presented the Board of Commissioners with the special flag.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Daughters of the American Revolution's Philadelphia Winn Chapter presented a flag in honor of 9/11 to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. The "We Remember" flag features images of the World Trade Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC and the Liberty Bell representing the site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It will fly outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. “The Philadelphia Winn Chapter of Lawrenceville proudly presents this flag in memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001," said DAR Member Lydia McGill. "May we never forget.”