20 Years Later: The Seacoast Remembers 9/11(PICTURES)
The Seacoast took time on Saturday to remember the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that left nearly 3,000 dead at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.
The ceremony at the Thunder Over NH Air Show on Saturday morning included the unveiling of a replica of the twin towers of the World Trade Center made by the sheet metal shop at Pease. The memorial will be placed at a location on the base to be determined and will have lights to illuminate it at night.
Portsmouth Police held a small 9/11 Remembrance on Saturday morning at 8:46 a.m., the time the first place hit the World Trade Center, in front of police headquarters a piece of one of the towers is on display. Rep.Chris Pappas attended the ceremony.
Dover Fire and Rescue held a ceremony on Saturday morning with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
COAST Bus on Saturday is donating all fares collected on Sat., Sept. 11 to the New Hampshire Police, Fire, and EMS Foundation. Their mission is to be a resource for the needs of police, fire, and EMS personnel and their families in dealing with crisis or catastrophes not covered by insurance or employing agencies and/or workers compensation funds.
That number includes 10 from New Hampshire, six from Maine and 206 from Massachusetts. From the Seacoast region:
Carol Flyzik, 40, of Plaistow (Flight 11, passenger)
Robert LeBlanc, 70, of Lee (Flight 175, passenger)
Tom McGuinness, 42, of Portsmouth (Flight 11, first officer)
Kathleen and Michael Shearer, 61 and 63, respectively, of Dover (Flight 175, passengers)
Douglas Stone, 54, of Dover (Flight 11, passenger)
David Scott Suarez, 25, born in Dover (Marsh & McLennan consultant from Deloitte & Touche LLP)
Douglas E. Oelschlager, Kittery (FDNY first responder)
Robert Jay Hayes,38 (Flight 11, passenger)
Laurie Ann Neira, 49, (Flight 11, passenger)