Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Members of the community gathered at Easton Fire Station 1 Tuesday morning on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Easton first responders and members of the Easton community gathered at Easton Fire Station 1 on Lothrop Street Tuesday morning to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Firefighters rang the bell in front of the station as a last alarm "for firefighters who did not return from the call," the American flag was lowered to half-mast, and those lost were remembered with a moment of silence. Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge led the ceremony. Fire Captain David Beals recited a prayer for the lost, Firefighter Dave McCray recited the firefighters prayer and School Resource Officer George Allen recited the Police Officer's Prayer.
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
Sept. 11 is today, 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 Shovel Town. 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 town? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Easton residents gathered Sunday to recognize the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11
Residents, town officials and local clergy members gathered at Oliver Ames High School Sunday to recognize the 10th anniversery of Sept. 11, 2001. The event was hosted by the Easton Interfaith Clergy. In addition to clergy members, speakers included Town Administrator David Colton and Easton Fire Captain Jeffrey Webster. Residents brought flowers and gifts to the event to honor lives lost.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The importance of sharing the tragic events of September 11, 2001 with your children.
In early August it seemed fitting, almost obvious, for my column this week to be about September 11th. After, objectively pondering “the angle” in which I would present, it seemingly felt appropriate to write about how we, as parents, should discuss this fateful day with our children. Mother Knows Best is, after all, a parenting column. Imagine the surprise when someone, as wordy as myself, found themselves at a loss for words. Stricken with the inability to summarize my perspective and research, I stared at my laptop blankly. I kept wondering…“Who am I?” “Who am I” to offer advice, research based or other wise? “Who am I” to offer my perspective of bridging this topic with your kids? You see, the Mother Knows Best column has always …
Friday, September 9, 2011
The Attacks Reaffirmed Our Commitment to "Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit of Happiness"
Osama bin Laden said, confidently, in describing the distinction between the overall passion and culture of his merchants in death and those committed to his cause – and those of America – that, “We love death. The U.S. loves life. That’s the difference between us.” It is a statement, the essence and base values of which, describe why in the end his side can never win, and why it is consigned to an ever bitter mentality that can undermine and destroy, lay low and stymie hopes and aspirations, abuse women – and generally keep people enslaved and in the dark ages – yet not be able to liberate and free souls and nurture and support human potential. The people of the U.S. do love life – and this love is fundamental to why our country, with…
Friday, September 2, 2011
What are your memories of September 11th?
Friday, September 2, 2011
We're asking Easton Patch readers a different question every weekday at noon. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what EASTON thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. As we approach the tenth anniversary of September 11th, 2001, it is a time for reflection for many. Many people recall exactly where they were during the horrific events of that day. What are your memories of September 11th 2001?
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Steve Adams Was Killed on September 11, 2001
Jessica Murrow did not share in the jubilation and celebration that broke out and spread across America on hearing of the death of Osama bin Laden. She found it unseemly and did not think it positive that the nation rejoiced in the death of bin Laden, even though he orchestrated and marshaled an attack on our soil that murdered close to 3,000 people, and which inflicted incalculable and enduring suffering on countless. “I don’t know what this celebrating and climbing up on telephone poles is all about,” said Murrow, a self-described Leftist, during a phone conversation. “I don’t think we should celebrate the death of anyone. This doesn’t help anything. This nation lost a chance after 9/11 to unite with other countries and to study how…
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Easton's first responders, who saw many in their profession die on Sept. 11, reacted to the death of Osama bin Laden.
When he awoke Monday morning, Lieutenant Thomas Nicholson was expecting another day at the office monitoring Easton for fire and medical emergencies. The Easton firefighter was scheduled to have a shift that afternoon. But, when his wife, who was already awake, told him that the subject of that day's lead news story, Nicholson knew that day would be much better than normal. "She said to me that Osama bin Laden had been killed," he said. "It started my day off nice. It was great news to hear that. Waking up to hear that, it put a smile on my face." Nicholson was a firefighter nearly ten years ago when Bin Laden had masterminded the largest attack ever on American soil that killed nearly 350 firefighters and almost 50 police officers in New …