The date was September 11th 2001. On a crystal clear morning, employees and others filled the offices of the twin World Trade Center towers in New York. But at 8:46 a.m. that morning, the first of two terrorist controlled passenger aircraft crashed into the first tower. Minutes later, it became clear that it was no accident. Ultimately, some 2800 people lost their lives in that one incident. Another plane struck the Pentagon, damaging it and killing more Americans. On the anniversary of the terrorism act, many communities across the nation memorialized those who both died in the act or were part of the attempted rescue of the victims. One such ceremony took place in front of the Portsmouth NH Police station. It was presided over by Chief Stephen Dubois. I spoke to him after the brief ceremony.
Listen to interview with police chief Stephen Dubois
It was a tragic day for all Americans. At 8:46 a.m. on a clear and sunny September morning, the first of two passenger planes rammed into the World Trade Center in New York, leading to the collapse of the two towers and the deaths of nearly three thousand people. Since then, the buildings have been reconstructed, but the memory of the terrorism remains. Many communities around the nation have held remembrances to mark the tragedy.
One such commemoration took place in front of the police station in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Police Chief Stephen Dubois led a brief ceremony attended by over 100 people. You can listen to a podcast report by clicking on the listen arrow above or the download link below. There is also a video you can view below on the ceremony.