Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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Today marks the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. that killed nearly 3,000 people and shocked Americans across the country. 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 — Do you remember where you were when you found out about the attacks? Did Sept. 11 change you? What are your thoughts now, 11 years later? How have you changed …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Music teacher B.J. Whitehouse had his students create a Sept. 11 wall last week.
A Wilbur-McMahon School teacher’s idea to create a Sept. 11 remembrance wall caught on quickly last week. It is currently on display in the hallway next to the school’s common room. Music teacher B.J. Whitehouse highlighted the wall at the School Committee meeting Wednesday night. Whitehouse, who is also head teacher of the faculty department, had his sixth and seventh grade students begin a project to cut out thousands of red, white and blue stars to represent each person who died in the attacks. Whitehouse said he wanted to address the historical significance of the day to younger minds. “Each star represents a human life that’s gone,” he said. “We wanted to make sure they knew about it.” Principal Jim Gibney highlighted the project, …
Friday, September 9, 2011
The Aquidneck Donor Center in Middletown is taking part in a nationwide blood drive campaign organized by the Muslim community in remembrance of the thousands of lives lost on 9/11.
On Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, the Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC)'s Aquidneck Donor Center will collect pints of blood for the Muslims for Life campaign, as one of 190 donation centers around the country this weekend holding 9/11 remembrance collections. "The campaign is to reiterate the message that Islam values the sanctity of life," Amer Malik, President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Rhode Island, explained in an email. "We will hold blood drives at several of our mosques and prayer centers across the nation, and in collaboration with other community organizations." The campaign is on track to meet a goal to collect 10,000 pints of blood by 9/11, capable of saving 30,000 lives, according to Malik. Anyone eligible to give …
Monday, September 5, 2011
Patch sites across America are telling the story of Sept. 11, 2001, and the decade that followed in words and photos.
Monday, September 5, 2011
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Patch compiled a gallery of images to document that day and its impact on the past decade. Nearly 900 Patch sites across America contributed to the project, each submitting a photo that tells a piece of the Sept. 11 story. That complete American project will be available later this week. Here are the images from our part of the world. As we move closer to the 10-year anniversary, we invite readers to talk about what Sept. 11 means to them and how it did, or did not, affect them. To see our region's complete coverage of the 10-year anniversary, you can also follow our special Facebook page, Rhode Island Remembers 9/11.