Tuesday, September 11, 2012
FBI agent Richard Quinn recalls his harrowing experience at ground zero on 9/11 during the Burlington County 200 Club's annual memorial service.
FBI agent Richard P. Quinn is not the type of guy who scares easily—he’s seen his share of trauma—but 9/11 was the first time he felt true abject, inescapable terror. Quinn was in Manhattan that morning for a meeting at the World Trade Center, which was subsequently cancelled after the attack began. He drove down to the twin towers anyway, emerging from the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel into a chaotic scene; his car skidded on debris and ash, as though it were newly fallen snow, from the collapse of the South Tower and crashed into a retaining wall. A half-hour later, when the North Tower came down, Quinn “ran like a scalded dog” through the streets, alongside hundreds of other terrified New Yorkers, to escape the crumbling building. “When …
Lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and current emergency workers were honred in a special ceremony Sunday.
Cinnaminson's 9/11 ceremony was held in Wood Park Sunday morning, honoring those lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and the current emergency workers here in Cinnaminson. Local police, fire and other emergency personnel were on hand for the memorial as were local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and singers and musicians from Cinnaminson. The ceremony, now in its sixth year, is organized and run by Cinnaminson resident Scott Lunn, who served as the mayor of Barrington in Camden County during 9/11. Did you take photos at the ceremony? Do you have any stories to share about 9/11? Upload your photos above or leave your stories in the comments section.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Cinnaminson resident Scott Lunn organizes the yearly event to honor those lost and those who continue to serve.
For the sixth year in a row, Cinnaminson resident Scott Lunn is inviting the community to a special 9/11 ceremony this weekend at Wood Park. The non-partisan, non-political community event will honor those lost in the Sept. 11 tragedy in 2001, Lunn said, as well as emergency workers who serve the community still. “I think it’s important that we never forget and we remember and respect those who have fought for our freedom and those who are serving us daily and keeping us safe,” Lunn said. “Especially in these times that are very challenging.” The schedule is packed for the day and Lunn said he’s even getting more people who wish to speak. Lunn keeps the event open to the public if anyone would like to give a speech, share a story or even …