Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Portsmouth Fire Department paid tribute to 9/11 victims and rescuers during the 11th anniversary on Tuesday.
Citizens throughout the country paused Tuesday to reflect and remember those fallen 11 years ago today during what has become known as one of the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history. Thousands gathered in New York at the World Trade Center site, as well as in Washington, DC, and Shanksville, PA, to remember the nearly 3,000 victims killed on 9/11. In Portsmouth, members of the Portsmouth Fire Department memorialized those fallen with a tribute flag hung outside the station on this, the 11th anniversary. The tribute can be seen above. Are you doing anything today to honor/memoralize those fallen on 9/11? Tell us your plans in the comment section below.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Pieces from the official Callery Pear 9/11 Survivor Jewelry Collection for the 9/11 Ground Zero Memorial Museum's Visitor's Center will be for sale at the Newport Arts Festival to be held on the harbor front in Newport, Rhode Island later this month.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Pieces from the official Callery Pear 9/11 Survivor Jewelry Collection for the 9/11 Ground Zero Memorial Museum's Visitor's Center will be for sale at the Newport Arts Festival to be held on the harbor front in Newport, Rhode Island later this month. Michael Michaud, the designer commissioned to produce this collection is participating in the Newport Arts Festival for the third time. The Newport Arts Festival features the work of national artists exhibiting fine, fun and functional art, in eleven mediums, plus two days of blues, rock, folk and jazz by acclaimed acts. The jewelry for the Callery Pear 9/11 Survivor Jewelry Collection has been crafted based on a mold of actual cuttings from the 9/11 Survivor Tree. Among the wreckage at the …
Monday, September 12, 2011
The fishing tournament is entering its sixth year.
Hundreds are anticipated to gather later this month for a fishing tournament held in the memory of a fallen Army soldier from Tiverton. Close friends and the widow of Staff Sgt. Christopher Potts met recently for an interview to reflect on his life and the United States since the attacks of Sept. 11. The SSG Christopher Potts Annual Fishing Tournament takes place Saturday, Sept. 25, out of VFW Post 5390 (822 Anthony Road) in Common Fence Point in Portsmouth from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Proceeds from the tournament go toward a memorial fund in Potts’ name, and it is presented by the Aquidneck Island Striper Team. “The ultimate sacrifice was made,” said Terri Potts, talking about her husband and the tournament. “Celebrate and fish with family and …
Three Newport Navy firefighters built a monument to honor and remember those who lost their lives during the attacks on 9/11.
In the two months that led up to the tenth anniversary of 9/11, three Newport Navy firefighters, Matthew Brown, Michael McLauglin and Dennis Giegory, worked to design and build a memorial garden and monument located at the public safety building at Naval Station Newport. The structure, which includes steel from the Twin Towers, was constructed to remember and honor the 403 firefighters and police officers who lost their lives on 9/11. The audience was quickly reminded of a firefighter’s constant call to duty; minutes before the ceremony was about to begin, they were called out to investigate a propane leak on base. Left with no choice but to delay the ceremony, attendees took advantage of the time to meet each other and reflect upon their…
Students of the Pennfield School were given a special tour of a fire truck on Sunday.
Students of the Pennfield School were given a special tour of a fire engine on Sunday afternoon. The students stopped by the Portsmouth Fire Department to deliver thank-you notes to police officers and firefighters for keeping them safe since 9/11. While at the station, students were shown a fire engine and its features. Featured above are photos from Sunday's tour.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Pennfield School students paid a special visit to local police and fire on Sunday.
Students at the Pennfield School delivered "thank-you for keeping us safe" notes to State Police, as well as Portsmouth police and fire personnel on Sunday. Featured in the photos above, students deliver these cards to local emergency officials to thank them for protection during the 10 years since 9/11.
A large 9/11 memorial display outside the Portsmouth Fire Department on Sunday attracted many onlookers.
A large 9/11 memorial display set up outside the Portsmouth Fire Department attracted the attention of many driving by Sunday. Many onlookers took photos and hocked their vehicle's horns as they passed. The display featured a large American flag covering the front facade of the building, three fire engines in front, a wreath and an American flag flying from the engine ladder. Featured in the gallery above are photos of the memorial. Did you take photos of the 9/11 memorial in Portsmouth? Feel free to add them to the gallery above!
Shoppers at Clements' Market tell where they were when they heard the news and what they plan to do this Sunday, the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is today. Every American who looks back to that horrific and appalling day, a day that shook them to their core, remembers exactly where they were in those moments. Patch asked local shoppers recently what they planned to do today on the anniversary.
More than $21,000 has been raised to date with boats still registering and pledges and donations to be received through Sunday.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
This Sunday, Sept. 11, on the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S., Sail Newport along with the local sailing community will hold a race to commemorate the tenth anniversary of that fateful moment in history and to raise funds for wounded veterans and Rhode Island servicemen and women’s families. Over $21,000 has been raised to date with boats still registering and pledges and donations to be received through Sunday. Two charities will benefit from the proceeds of the event including the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the R.I. Red Cross Service to Armed Forces Fund. “We want to help those servicemen and women and their families who have suffered or are suffering as a result of fighting for our freedom since 9-11,” …
Retired Deputy Fire Chief Robert Church of Portsmouth discusses the first images from Ground Zero 10 years ago.
Retired Portsmouth Deputy Fire Chief Robert Church received the emergency call early on the morning of 9/11. A member of the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team, Church and his team of medical responders left later that night and headed directly to Ground Zero. The now-retired deputy fire chief said he was "in awe" at the first horrific images from Ground Zero. Church and his team would stay another two weeks providing medical support. In the video featured above, Church discusses those first moments and the painful memories brought on by the 10th anniversary.