Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The piece of the World Trade Center is on display at Fire Station 1.
Today is the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Beachwood's 9/11 memorial, located at Fire Station 1, will be open to the public between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Learn more about the memorial here.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Patch ran into a resident at the 9/11 memorial Sunday bringing cookies to Beachwood firefighters, and she shared her touching story
A few people had gathered in the lobby of the city's main fire station. Their conversations were muted. The center of attention was a portion of a burned piece of metal, a section of the girders that seemed to lift the Twin Towers to the bottom of the sky. A woman and her two children came to the door. The family donated cookies and sandwiches to the firehouse. When Fire Chief Patrick Kearns asked who should get the thank you note, the woman said, "Nobody." She wouldn't leave her name. She wouldn't share her city. But she shared the story about her way of remembering 9/11. Go to Beachwood Patch's September 11th Anniversary page to see all of the Beachwood news about the anniversary.
I miss my dad on this day, too
It’s been almost impossible to read the news or turn on the TV these past few weeks without being reminded of the horror of Sept. 11, 2001. Yesterday was marked by thousands of memorials nationwide to remember those killed that day 10 years go. For me and my family, there’s an added sadness to the day. It’s the day my dad died three years ago. He was 69. I was eight months pregnant with our first child. I wanted so badly for him to hang on so he could at least meet his newest grandchild. He had waited 40 years to see me pregnant, and this was supposed to be a joyous time. Instead, my husband and I made the long drive to New Jersey for his funeral to say goodbye. I stood at the wake, my hands cupped around my belly filled with life, and …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
In hundreds of communities – including Beachwood – chunks of steel from the Twin Towers beget memories of a day to mourn and prayers for a future of peace. Today, Patch shares many of those stories with you
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- Cindi Lash
Sunday, September 11, 2011
To the son who followed a family legacy into firefighting, it evokes the father and former Long Island fire chief who fell that day. To the director of a Georgia park, it explains why he’s been called to war three times in the past decade. To the residents of Gig Harbor, WA, it required no less than an escort of firefighters, paramedics and as many as 100 motorcycles during its nine-day, cross-country passage from New York City to the crash site of United Flight 93 in rural Pennsylvania to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota to its new home in the Pacific Northwest. Shards of a symbol, hunks of steel. Bolt-studded, fire-scarred beams that until 9/11 supported the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York now lie scattered across American …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Wondering what's going on in other neighborhoods nearby? Check out our Around the Patch feature
More than 50 students at Lakewood High School honored 9/11 victims by planting more than 3,000 flags on school grounds. The Drug Enforcement Administration said it will ban chemicals in products marketed as “bath salts” that, when ingested, produce a high users say is similar to cocaine or methamphetamine. Read more on Strongsville Patch. Are you a fan of classic cars? You may want to stop by Civic Center Park in Mentor on Saturday for the 10th annual Mentor Cruise In.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Free Honkin' Haulin' event will be rescheduled; 9/11 memorial will still be open
Honkin' Haulin' Hands-On Trucks has been cancelled. A city spokespersaon said that the city would reschedule it for a later date. The 9/11 memorial will still be open. --- Sunday will be a day to honor first responders in Beachwood. On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the city will open the lobby of Fire Station 1 at Richmond Road and Fairmount Boulevard for visitors to see the piece of the World Trade Center housed there — and, at the same time, let kids see first-hand the driver’s seat of the city’s fire trucks and ambulance. From 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, the City of Beachwood will host its 12th annual Honkin’ Haulin’ Hands-On Trucks at the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center and open the 9/11 memorial. The event will allow kids (and the kid in you…
Patches across Northeast Ohio and America are talking to people about how their lives have changed since that day 10 years ago
Whether they decided to join the armed forces, learned life lessons on the compassion of others or just paid closer attention to world news, Americans were changed by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, in so many ways. This Patch and others across the country are commemorating the anniversary of Sept. 11 by documenting how our lives have changed – not just the security measures at airports, but how we feel and what we are doing about it. This photo gallery is taken from the 17 Patches in Northeast Ohio. Photos and stories from Patches across the country will be posted on the Huffington Post website Sept. 11. Below are links to some of the Sept. 11 Patch stories published in Ohio: Beachwood: 9-11: Day of National Tragedy, Personal Loss for …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Lynn Katz Danzig recounts her 9-11 story
Lynn Katz Danzig was throwing things into a suitcase in her Beachwood home, on her way to catch a morning flight to Albany, when the phone rang. “We don’t want to scare you, but you need to get here as soon as you can,” said her brother from their father’s hospital room. “A plane just hit the World Trade Center.” Samuel Katz had been diagnosed with lymphoma in May of 2001 and by early September of the same year, doctors told Danzig and her family that he would live only a few days longer. Danzig had booked a flight the morning of Sept. 11 to see Katz once more, and, after hearing of the tower strike, a friend rushed her to Hopkins International Airport. On the way Danzig got a call from her husband with scary news: another tower — one in …
Friday, August 12, 2011
We are looking for Beachwood residents who were directly affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, including the wars and other aftermath of that fateful day
Everyone remembers where they were on Sept. 11, 2001. But in every community across America, there are those who were more directly affected by the terrorist attacks and the confusing decade of war, fear and unrest that has followed. We are looking for those of you in Beachwood who have felt that effect more closely than most, and we want to share your stories. Telling your stories is the best way locally we can help come to terms with that terrible day and the way it changed our country. Were you there or know someone who was in New York or D.C. that day? Did you go afterwards to help? Did you or someone you know join the military because of the attacks? These are only a small sampling of the ways 9/11 may have affected you. If you have…
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Area residents share their thoughts on the killing of Osama bin Laden
Look for more videos throughout the week, and click on the links to see reactions from Cleveland Heights, Solon, Lakewood, Twinsburg and the Hillcrest area.