Friday, February 15, 2013
Plane makes precautionary stop en route to Andrews Air Force Base.
Families of some of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks were grounded in Miami Friday when the charter plane transporting them from Guantanamo Bay to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland suffered engine trouble, NBCNewYork.com reports. The plane made an unscheduled landing in Miami as a precaution after the oil pressure indicator light came on, the report stated. The plane was carrying victims' families who were in Guantanamo Bay to watch the military commission hearings against the five detainees accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. Pretrial hearings are under way in the case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-defendants, Ramzi Binalshibh, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali and Walid Bin Attash. Wayne suffered the …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Five men accused of planning 9/11 attacks don't have to appear in court during pre-trial hearings this week, a military judge has ruled.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Event will raise money for wounded vet and 9/11 victim's families.
The township’s annual Tunnel to Towers Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 9. The annual event raises money for The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports families with active members of the military. Siller was a New York City firefighter who was killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Stuck in traffic, he strapped on 75 pounds of equipment and ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center where he was killed. A portion of the funds raised will be given to Army Spc. Derek McConnell, 22-year-old Parsippany resident who lost both his legs when he stepped on an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan in July 2011. A …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tom and Josephine Acquaviva were randomly chosen to attend hearings. Their son Paul was killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attack on 9/11.
A Wayne couple was expected to be to face this week with the men accused of murdering their son Paul in the 9/11 terrorist attacks but the military hearings they were in Cuba to attend were cancelled, NorthJersey.com is reporting. Tom and Josephine Acquaviva were one of nine couples randomly chosen to attend the hearings. The hearings were cancelled due to Tropical Storm Isaac approaching Cuba. The Acquaviva's son Paul was 29 when he died. He was one of seven Wayne residents who were killed on 9/11. Robert Deraney, Jean Caviasco DePalma, Daniel Afflitto, Barry Glick, Leo Roberts and Gregg John Froehner were the others. The Paul Acquaviva Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Wayne Valley High School senior every year. Acquaviva was an …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tunnel to Tower Run to mark 11th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks, will benefit Parsippany's Derek McConnell, who lost both his legs in Afghanistan.
Army Spc. Derek McConnell makes his way around Wayne's 9/11 Memorial by steering his wheelchair in a circle. McConnell lost both of his legs when he stepped on an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan in July 2011. "Everything changed in an instant after those two blasts," McConnell said, choking back tears as he spoke. "I have a very different life now, but if I had to do it all over again, I would. So many people have been affected by hearing my story and I've been affected by hearing theirs." Some of the proceeds from the second annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Run on Sept. 9 will be given to McConnell, a 22-year-old from Parsippany. The funds will be used to help make McConnell's home wheelchair …
Paul Acquaviva was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
The parents of Paul Acquaviva traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Monday to attend preliminary hearings in a terrorism trial for five detainees charged with planning and carrying out the 9/11 terrorist attacks, NorthJersey.com reported. Acquaviva is one of seven Wayne residents who were murdered in the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Robert Deraney, Jean Caviasco DePalma, Daniel Afflitto, Barry Glick, Leo Roberts and Gregg John Froehner died in attention to Acquaviva were the others. They were honored last year at a remembrance ceremony marking the 10-year anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. Acquaviva, was 29 on 9/11. He was a vice president at eSpeed, a division of Cantor Fitzgerald. Acquaviva was also …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The state has sued two residents, claiming they collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations for a bogus 9/11 charity.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Residents, first responders run for and remember those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
Michael Wainick showed his 5-year-old daughter Rebecca one of the plaques at the township’s 9/11 Memorial Sunday morning. “I just explained to her why this day is so important so she understands that it was a very bad day,” Wainick said. “She knows something bad happened that day, but she needs to understand the importance of it.” People walked around the memorial, looking at the images of the seven residents who died on Sept. 11, 2001. Others talked with each other about that day 10 years ago when nearly 3,000 people died after three fuel-filled hijacked aircraft stuck the Twin Towers and the Pentagon and a fourth crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township, Pa. “We can’t just focus on the despair of that day, we have to remember the good…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A new curriculum guide written by volunteer educators and people affected by Sept. 11 aims to teach students about terrorism, bullying, war, and hatred in a constructive and sensitive way.
"You asked your mom why everyone is so sad around your birthday and you wonder why you never got to meet your Uncle Johnnie. I hope I can help you understand. "Before you were born, there were two really big buildings in New York City called the Twin Towers. Your Uncle Johnnie worked on the 104th floor of the building, almost at the very top! He worked with bankers and had lots of friends who worked with him. "A week before you were born, a group of men who did not like our country, did a very bad thing. They hijacked airplanes, which means they forced the pilots to let them fly the planes. Instead of landing the planes, they flew the planes into the Twin Towers in New York City, a building called the Pentagon in Washington and into a …