September 11 Remembered at Solemn Ceremony
In recognition of the terrorist attacks' tenth anniversary, a moment of silence was observed during the Sunday morning ceremony at the Saucon Valley Farmers' Market in Hellertown.
The tenth anniversary of the worst domestic terrorist attacks in U.S. history was commemorated with solemnity at a brief ceremony at the Saucon Valley Farmers' Market in Hellertown Sunday.
Exactly 10 years after hijacked planes struck the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a rural field in western Pennsylvania, farmers' market volunteer Bud Prosser led market guests in observing a moment of silence, before delivering brief remarks about his recent visit to the site of the United Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Somerset County.
"If that plane was to crash, it was God's will that it crashed there," he said, noting that the plane crashed in a very rural area. "The disaster could have been much worse."
Prosser also said that at the unfinished memorial to the passengers who fought back against their flight's hijackers, "you could sense the air was different."
"I really can't explain the feeling," he added. "You have to be there to see it."
Farmers' market chairperson Shelley Goldberg also spoke briefly during the ceremony, and prayed "that peace fills the Earth as the water fills the seas."
The observance concluded with the playing of "Taps" by trumpeter Herb Payung.
Throughout the market, American flags were on display in patriotic solidarity with the families and friends of 9/11's thousands of victims.