Herald JournalHerald and Journal, Sept. 9, 2002

Local observances planned for Sept. 11 anniversary

Howard Lake - Waverly - Montrose

Church bells and sirens will sound for 30 seconds at 7:46 a.m. in Howard Lake, Waverly and Montrose Wednesday, Sept. 11 to remember the dead, and observe the moment when the first airplane struck the World Trade Center in New York City, one year ago.

The City of Howard Lake plans to sound its siren at precisely that time, and fly its flags at half mast. The city council also encouraged citizens to sound their own car horns or make other noises for 30 seconds at precisely 7:46 a.m.

The siren in Waverly will also be activated by the Wright County Sheriff's Department, which plans to sound all the alarms that it controls; of which Waverly is one.

Church bells will also ring in Howard Lake and Montrose, since St. James and St. Paul's in Montrose both plan to toll their bells as well.

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted students will also pause and reflect at 10 a.m., as requested from a proclaimation by the governor. The students also plan to observe a red, white and blue day, High School Principal Mike Day said.

Special services will be offered in both Howard Lake and Waverly, with the Church of St. Mary in Waverly offering Mass at 7 p.m. that evening, and St. James Lutheran in Howard Lake offering a special service 7 p.m., Sept. 11.

Statewide, a "Remember the Heroes" program will be observed at the Metrodome, starting at 7:46 a.m.

It will done in conjunction with a Twins baseball game.

The service will feature speakers such as the governor, the families of police officers killed in the line of duty, and New York firefighter Danny Prince.

Conversely, the City of New York plans to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. (New York time, which is simultaneous with the Minnesota activities).

Winsted - Lester Prairie

The community of Winsted will conduct a service to mark the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11.

The service will take place at Mill Reserve Park in Winsted Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The program will include a presentation of colors, lower of the flag to half-staff, a message by Rev. Gerald Boldt, and songs "Amazing Grace" and the national anthem.

Churches that are a part of this program include St. John's Lutheran Church and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

In case of rain, the service will be at the fire station.

Other local services and observances include:

· Bethel Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, special remembrance service, 7 p.m.

· St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, presentation on time and how people use time related to Sept. 11, followed by brief prayer, 7 p.m.

· Prairie Community Church Evangelical United Church of Christ, Lester Prairie, ecumenical service at noon

· Holy Family Catholic Church, Silver Lake, Mass at 7:30 p.m.

· Faith Presbyterian Church, Silver Lake, patriot remembrance day with memorial service

· St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, guest speaker Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. will be a clergyman who went to New York City speaking about his experience there.

Statewide, Governor Jesse Ventura proclaimed 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 as a time for Minnesota students to reflect and remember the events of that day one year ago.

Students and educators will observe a moment of remembrance for the victims, heroes, and all people affected by the events last September.

Lester Prairie School District , Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW), and Holy Trinity will join in the moment of remembrance set by Gov. Ventura.

Holy Trinity and HLWW are also encouraging students to wear red, white, and blue clothing that day.

Also, a "Remember the Heroes" program will be observed at the Metrodome, starting at 7:46 a.m.

The service will feature speakers such as the governor, families of police officers killed in the line of duty, and New York firefighter Danny Prince.

Another statewide remembrance efforts asks citizens to ring bells, sound sirens, blow car horns, etc. for 30 seconds at 7:46 a.m.

Conversely, the City of New York plans to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Eastern time, which is simultaneous with the Minnesota activities.

Still counting the dead, even now

Even though a year has passed, the death toll from the terrorist attacks Sept. 11 appears to be unresolved.

The official death toll is 3,711. The following is a break down of it:

New York victims: 3,478 dead

City officials say 1,057 are missing from the World Trade Center. The medical examiner's office issued 453 death certificates. An additional 1,968 death certificates have been issued without a body at the request of victims' families.

Of this New York number, 157 passengers and crews on the hijacked planes were included ­ American Airlines Flight 11 (92 dead) and United Airlines Flight 175 (65 dead).

Washington: 189 dead

The Pentagon counted 125 people among its dead from the airplane crashing into the building.

People aboard the plane, American Flight 77, numbered 64 dead.

Pennsylvania: 44 dead

This is the incomplete flight of United Flight 93, with 44 passengers and crew dead.

A different number, 3,002, is being quoted by the Associated Press.

The Associated Press' number is based on information collected by the AP from the defense department, medical examiners, the courts, AP foreign bureaus, companies, families, member newspapers, funeral homes and places of worship.


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