Remembrance In Light Ceremony Honoring Bucks Co 9/11 Victims - KMSP-TV

Remembrance In Light Ceremony Honoring Bucks Co 9/11 Victims

Posted: Updated:
LOWER MAKEFIELD, Pa. -

Lights shined bright on the Garden Of Reflection in Lower Makefield Township on a day still marred by darkness. Solemn tributes and American flags were raised, as dozens turned out to remember those killed on 9-11. The ceremony was full of touching moments.

Jennifer Reiss stood before the crowd on a day of mixed emotion. She's grateful for the opportunity to keep her brother's memory alive, but still emotionally scarred by his loss.

"My life was flipped upside down, inside up and right side up," recalled Jennifer. Her brother Joshua was 23 years old, working in his office in the World Trade Center, when he was killed in the terrorist attack.

"I decided that I was going to live my life for him since he was no longer able to himself. For me, believing he is with me everyday gives me the motivation to be the best person I can be because I want him to be proud of me," said Jennifer.

The garden bears the names of victims of 9/11, etched on glass. 18 of the 2,973 victims were from Bucks County.

Bobbie Kulp came out to last year's commemoration too.

"One of my daughter's best friends was in the second tower, and so I come and think about not only him, but his mother who I know well," said Kulp.

Perhaps the most moving moment of the night was the reading of victims' names at the sound of a bell. Joyce Anderson knew two of those lost.

"It was absolutely lovely tonight, as it was last year. It was very meaningful," she said.

42 lights illuminate the walkway, representing the number of children in the county who lost a parent in the attacks. A maple tree has also been planted for each local victim.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • NJ woman who worked 4 jobs dies in car

    NJ woman who worked 4 jobs dies in car

    A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs died while apparently napping in her car.
    A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs died while apparently napping in her car.
  • Two Bodies Found In Schuylkill River After Violent Abduction

    Two Bodies Found In Schuylkill River After Violent Abduction

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:12:00 GMT
    Police are investigating a deadly abduction that ended at The Schuylkill River where two bodies were pulled from the water. A third person is being treated for stab wounds.
    Police are investigating a deadly abduction that ended at The Schuylkill River where two bodies were pulled from the water. A third person is being treated for stab wounds.
  • Man Charged In Mayfair Double Murder

    Man Charged In Mayfair Double Murder

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:40:24 GMT
    Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday.Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday.
    Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday. Police say robbery appears to be the motive. 
    Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday. Police say robbery appears to be the motive. 
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices