The VFW Post in Hampden is planning a tailgate memorial party at the post on 9-11, which is also the opening day game between the Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. But the real story is that the ladies auxiliary is desperately trying to save a post they say is dying from lack of younger members and lack of interest. The party is one of several fundraisers and recruitment efforts.
The day whose solemn anniversary we mark this weekend, however, is one of those few whose frightening and painful memory, and whose hard legacy, can be brought to the forefront of any conversation simply by mentioning a date: 9/11.
Police are finding dual uses for equipment purchased with homeland security money. Cops in Baltimore can use surveillance cameras to watch for terrorists and for drug dealers. A tip on a gun-runner that comes into the terrorist watch center could lead to a drug cartel.
A decade after Sept. 11, Baltimore, with its sprawling port, rail lines that cut through and under the city center and proximity to Washington, remains a tantalizing target but is better protected than a decade ago, according to terrorism experts and law enforcement authorities.
Sweeping changes that have affected virtually every mode of transportation in the United States began almost immediately after hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon outside Washington and a farm field in Shanksville, Pa.
Jeff Millman, owner of Sisson Street Automotive, got ahold of limited-edition 9/11 flags six or seven years ago with the names of all who died in 9-11. He displays them in his auto shop and runs them up the flagpole in Mount Washington on Memorial and Veterans Day. Now, he will run them up the pole again, on 9/11, and have a moment of silence for whoever attends.
Daniel Walker McNeal was killed on September 11, and his sister, Kathleen Sheeler, named her first-born son after her late brother. As the 10th anniversary of the attacks approaches, Danny Sheeler is well aware of what happened to his uncle and carries on his legacy.
The Providence Volunteer Fire Company will host a ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m., at the fire station, at 1416 Providence Road, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In addition to this event, several other ceremonies and special programs are planning in the area to mark the 9/11 anniversary.
Teresa Tingler won a raffle for a flag depicting the silhouette of a firefighter standing behind the skyline of New York City. The daughter of a city firefighter, Tingler will lend the flag to the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department so they can fly it on Sept. 11.
Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks stripped the nation of its sense of invulnerability and realigned politics in a way not seen since the height of the Cold War, the impact on voters and candidates is beginning to wane, experts and elected officials say.