Reflections of 9/11 welcome

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum is inviting everyone to visit the museum on Sept. 11 and share their "Reflections of 9/11." These brief remarks may include the individuals' reactions and locations when they heard the news.

All area emergency responders, the public and guests are invited to begin sharing their thoughts at 8 a.m. that day. Remarks will continue through the one minute bell tolls that commemorate the six catastrophic events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Then, beginning at 10:30 a.m., the bell will be struck 343 times at five-second intervals in memory of the 343 Fire Department of New York firefighters who perished at the World Trade Center. At 11:01 a.m., the bell will be struck 72 times in memory of the additional emergency responders who perished at the World Trade Center. The sharing of "Reflections of 9/11" remarks may continue at 11:08 a.m. as needed.

Organizations, fire and emergency service companies and individuals who wish to share their "Reflections of 9/11" are requested to contact the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum at 717-232-8915 or John Wagner at