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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Local People Remember 9-11-01

People have been sharing on our Facebook page about what they were doing on this day 13 years ago.

Ellen Bunnell of Bradford had relatives both in New York City and near Shanksville. One of her sons was on an ambulance crew in New York. Another son’s fiancĂ© was a nurse in Johnstown, and was placed on a medical crew to head for Shanksville.

If you would like to share your stories and memories you can go to facebook.com/1490wesb.

On this day St. Bonaventure University remembers its three alumni who were killed that day. Among those was Father Mychael Judge, the first official emergency responder fatality. Then-New York City Mayor Rudy Gulliani said of him, "He embodied the ideal blend of spirituality and public service."

A memorial service was held on campus at noon. In Bradford, city firefighters placed a memorial outside the Central fire station on Chestnut Street.

In Shanksville, ceremonies were held at the Flight 93 National Memorial.

Pictured, top, St. Bonaventure University alumni Amy O'Doherty, Rob Peraza, and Father Mychael Judge; left, two bells are rung as each of the 40 Flight 93 victims names are read out, during the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, on the 13th anniversary of 9/11.

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