Time capsule with residents' memories and thoughts of Sept. 11 to be embedded in memorial

December 10, 2012|By JENNIFER FITCH |

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — What do you remember from Sept. 11, 2001?

That is the question being posed to residents and businesspeople from the greater Waynesboro area as volunteers put together a time capsule related to the day’s terrorist attacks. The time capsule will be embedded in the floor of a memorial being created at Red Run Park in Washington Township, Pa.

Organizers are seeking stories about how Sept. 11, 2001, personally affected people. They also are asking people to share any experiences they had helping or volunteering time in the aftermath of the attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.

The memorial, which is in the early stages of construction, will feature artifacts from all three sites. Donations are still being collected for the project.

“We’ve been working golf tournaments, all kinds of fundraisers,” said Anne Conrad, a member of the time capsule subcommittee.

Last week, the time capsule subcommittee met to discuss a range of topics like how to preserve artifacts and how to address Waynesboro’s geographical proximity to the attacks. They discussed how to explain the memorial’s development.
Committee members decided the stories collected from the public should come from Waynesboro-area individuals, with a particular emphasis on Washington Township residents because that is the municipality where the memorial is being created.

Time capsule subcommittee member Jeff Rock said the attacks had an effect locally, although they occurred out of the area.

“It touched us,” he said.

To submit a story, visit That site has information about the memorial.

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