Sunday, September 11, 2011
Remembrance Ceremony was held in front of the county's Public Safety Headquarters building this morning. It represented the culmination of months of hard work to create a 9/11 Memorial.
A single firefighter and his idea came to fruition this morning. DeKalb County officials unveiled a 9/11 Memorial in front of the county’s Public Safety Headquarters at 1960 West Exchange Place in Tucker on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. That DeKalb firefighter, Doug Harms, spent the better part of this year relentlessly spearheading the memorial effort. He couldn’t have done it alone. Ex-Marine and professional sculptor C.J. Miller provided a sculpture of a steel phoenix behind a large steel piece from one of the fallen World Trade Center towers. Numerous businesses helped with fundraising and materials donations and sweat equity was provided by many people associated with DeKalb. The headquarters’ visitor parking lot filled …
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As Patch recognizes the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, here are some images of those who were impacted from those events.
As Patch recognizes the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, here are the images of some of those in our community whose lives were affected by the events of a decade ago. Navy Sailor Saw 9/11 Attack From Sea. A Firefighter's Living Memorial to Sept. 11. Tragedy of Sept. 11 Led to a Passion for Sustainable Gardening. 9/11 Attacks Spark Resident's Journey From Dislike of Islam to Convert. Mom Saw 9/11 Plane Hit, Died Three Months Later. 9/11 Memory: 'Is This Really Happening?' Two Friends Say Sept. 11 Felt Like a Call to Action. 'New York Was Empty.' Emory Prof Edits Book on Jewish Perspective of 9/11. An Ashford Park Resident Remembers Friends Who Died Saving Others. Remembering Sept. 11. 'It Changed My Life. These photos are a local …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, September 6, 2011.
Car Hits Utility Pole, Blocks Road. Heavy Rains Leak Through Hawthorne Elementary's Roof. Edwards Wants to Hire Five New Kindergarten Teachers. Demolition Starts on Former Filling Station. Life After Sept. 11: Our Region's Stories. What Really Goes On At Dragon*Con.
Monday, September 5, 2011
The day's top headlines for Monday, September 5, 2011
Lee Soaks Buckhead Areas. Rain Doesn't Dampen Avondale Estates 5K. 2010 Census Shows Labor Force is Changing. Newcomb Named Chattahoochee Tech Interim President. Bieber Fever Strikes Avondale. Tucker Soccer Kicking Off For Fall. Where Were You On Sept. 11, 2001?
Sunday, August 14, 2011
People whose lives were changed by the attack will tell their stories at Eddie's Attic.
In tribute to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the AJC Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical will create a venue for people to tell stories about how that day changed their lives. “Persistence of Memory: Stories of Renewal from 9/11” will take place Sunday, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. on the Eddie’s Attic stage. Festival Program Director Terra Elan McVoy said the commemortation follows last year's festival commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. "I knew that everyone would appreciate a special event for 9/11," McVoy said in a news release. "It will allow a place for people to listen to others and reflect on their stories, making the whole experience much more personal." The “Persistence of Memory” event…
Monday, July 18, 2011
The day's top headlines for Monday, July 18, 2011.
Dash Receives Complaints From Neighbors, County. A Hot New Poncey-Highland Spot Under Construction. Tucker To Be Home of 9/11 Memorial. American Legion Post 66 Hosts Deployment Ceremony. Southwest Atlanta Artist at High Museum. Pink Christmas in July.