The tenth anniversary of the worst domestic terrorist attacks in U.S. history was commemorated with solemnity at a brief ceremony at the 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, in patriotic solidarity with the families and friends of 9/11's thousands of victims.