Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Cindy Ollendyke's science classes spent much of their day commemorating Sept. 11, 2001 with a hands-on approach.
Peters Township Middle School students in Mrs. Cindy Ollendyke's science classes spent much of their day remembering Sept. 11, 2001 with a hands-on approach. As part of a positive service effort, the students planted bulbs and fall flowers in the garden around the flag pole outside of the school building. Designed and created by the Peters Township High School Class of 2010 when they were in eighth grade, the flag pole is dedicated to those in Peters who have served in the armed forces. The pole is visible from E. McMurray Road. There is a memorial stone at the flag pole in honor of 1914 Peters graduate William Boyd Phillips, a private (Pvt.) who served in the U.S. Army. Phillips died in 1918 while serving in World War I. "We will never …
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the devastating terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in the U.S. Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001?
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the devastating terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in the U.S. Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? I remember the morning of 9/11/01 as a sunny Tuesday—quick to turn dismal. A student at J.E. Harrison Middle School in Whitehall, I was in eighth grade, first period social studies with Mr. Housteau. The day began like any other, until our teacher was notified of "a second World Trade Center bombing." Soon after, we had all figured out what really happened, increasingly confused, shocked and saddened. The rest of the morning, into the afternoon, was much of a blur. Little did I know, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaida had hijacked four passenger jets—one, United Airlines …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Patch has collected hundreds of stories about how the attacks of September 11, 2001, have affected people's lives. Explore this gallery to see how many ways people have responded to tragedy with hope and resilience.
Millions of people across the country were affected by the 9/11 attacks. Some experienced the tragic loss of a loved one, some found an inspiring way to help those who were grieving, and others experienced a political awakening. To help reflect the endless diversity of their experiences, Patch looked out across our sites to pull together 911 snapshots of everyday Americans whose lives were changed by the events of that day. From across the country, Peters Patch (our story on local mosaic artist Rachel Sager Lynch) and hundreds of others captured the faces, keepsakes, memorials, ceremonies, flags, fund-raisers, deployments and the still-raw emotions that followed the attacks. Taken together they create a powerful mosaic that is large in …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your region: A Barking Good Time: Paws for the Cause Benefit at Peterswood Park Upper St. Clair Short Film Set to Premiere Wednesday 'Tin Man' Fire Truck Honors FDNY New BHS Girls Basketball Coach Ready to Meet Challenge
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your region: Remembering the Local Victims of the Flash Flooding Dormont Mayor Suspends Acting Chief, Council Reinstates 9/11, bin Laden and Islam: A Pittsburgh Catholic-Turned-Muslim Explains His Religion South Hills Village Adds Two New Stores John Daly and Rocco Mediate to Compete in Mylan Classic
Monday, May 2, 2011
President Obama announced the extraordinary news late tonight.
President Barack Obama has announced that Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader who masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks, is dead. Obama addressed the nation during a late-night press conference in which he said an American military operation killed bin Laden in Pakistan where he was believed to be hiding for nearly a decade. Obama said a small team of Americans were able to kill the al-Qaida leader and recover his body. The intelligence community apparently began receiving information on bin Laden’s whereabouts last August and were able to track him down to the compound in Pakistan. Obama said he authorized the “targeted operation” today after receiving credible information on bid Laden’s location. None of the military personnel involved was …