Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Here's a look at our extensive Sept. 11 coverage, which researched Salem's connection to the event on its 10th anniversary.
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2011, Salem Patch provided extensive coverage to find Salem's connection and bring faces to an event that affected us all. We collected memories and thoughts from residents and followed the Salem Fire Department as it worked to build a memorial. Here are highlights from our coverage which, we're sure, still ring true today. Salem Fire Department's 9/11 Monument Salemites Remember, Discuss Significance of the Event
Monday, September 10, 2012
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
Sept. 11 is tomorrow, and as a reminder of this day, we wanted to give you some space to share your thoughts with the community. Maybe you were in New York City, Washington D.C. or Pennsylvania on that day or, perhaps, your friends or family were. Maybe you were right here in the Witch City. Wherever you were, we're sure you remember Sept. 11, 2001, and the impact it has had on our country. We want to know — Did Sept. 11 change you? What are your thoughts now, 11 years later? How have you changed since that day? How do you think it changed our city? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. You can look at our complete coverage of the 10-year anniversary here, including coverage of Salemites' thoughts on the day and a chronicle of…
Monday, September 12, 2011
A moment at the 9/11 memorial ceremony.
Welcome to photo of the day. When we have a stand out photo, we'll share an image that caught our attention here. Have any suggestions or photos of your own to share? Email Editor Aubry Bracco. Sept. 11, 2011 Members of the SHS band as seen through the gleaming shine of the brass section during the dedication of the Salem Fire Department's 9/11 memorial dedication on Sunday.
The Salem Fire Department and community members gathered Sunday to honor those who lost their lives 10 years ago.
On Sunday morning, members of the Salem Fire Department and Salemites gathered at Salem Fire Department headquarters on Lafayette Street to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2011. Here are some scenes from the morning.
Salem gathers to dedicate the fire department's new memorial to 9/11.
On Sunday morning, community members gathered to remember the victims of 9/11 and dedicate a new memorial in front of Salem Fire Department's headquarters on Lafayette Street. In addition to firefighters, police, city and state officials, boy scouts, the Salem High School Band and area residents were in attendance. While speaking about the development of the memorial, Fire Chief David Cody recognized firefighters Manny Ataide and Thomas Brophy, who he called the "driving force" behind the project. Cody lauded them for their work bringing together the entire department and community to complete the project. "For myself and everyone here today, you have inspired us and we are proud of what you have accomplished," he said. After the ceremony…
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Mary Anne Silva of SATV produced this tribute.
Locals look back to 9/11.
Salem Fire Department's Gerry Giunta and Dennis Levasseur both responded to Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001 as part of MA-TF1.
As the Beverly based FEMA Massachusetts Task Force 1 (MA-TF 1) team drove into New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, there was no traffic. Salem Fire Department (SFD) Deputy Chief Gerry Giunta, who is also a task force leader for MA-TF1, was traveling with MA-TF1 member and current SFD Captain Dennis Levasseur. Both were dispatched with 76 other members of the Urban Search and Rescue Team. Closing in on Manhattan, Giunta and Levasseur still recall a surreal sight, 10 years later. "There was actually a big sign across the highway," Giunta explained. "It said New York City, Closed." It was Levasseur's first trip to the Big Apple. --- That Tuesday morning, Levasseur was working at SFD headquarters on Lafayette Street. A message came in over the …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
As we mourn, we should also celebrate our nation's enduring courage.
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was working on Swampscott Road at a now defunct plastics manufacturing plant. My staff and I were busy shipping finished product out to customers and providing raw materials to the production floor. Just before 9 a.m., we became aware that one of the towers at the World Trade Center had been struck by an aircraft. That news provoked some discussion and a few wisecracks. Seventeen minutes later, when United Airlines Flight 175 struck the south tower, the joking stopped. Our world had suddenly changed. As I watched news out of New York, I really don't remember what any of the reporters were saying. All I recall is watching the towers collapse as smoke, flame and dust billowed out and up into the sky. My …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Salem residents who were in New York or from New York share memories from Sept. 11, 2001.
Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? What images stick out as you remember that day? Contributor Kevin Letourneau spoke with four current Salem residents who were in New York on that day or from New York living abroad at the time of the attacks. Interviews were conducted by Kevin Letourneau. Footage was edited by Aubry Bracco.