Vigil remembers 18 Bucks County residents killed on 9/11

"It’s the everyday that I miss [with him], that fills my heart with warmth."

Jim Melwert
September 11, 2018 - 2:35 pm
After the ceremony, people placed flowers by plaques with names of the 18 Bucks County residents who died on 9/11.

Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio

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LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The tolling of a bell to mark each plane, the reading of the names of the 18 Bucks County residents who were killed that day, and a song from the Council Rock High School South choir marked a ceremony in remembrance of the 9/11 terror attacks at the Garden of Reflection in Bucks County’s Lower Makefield Township.

Tara Bane’s husband Michael was killed in the attacks. She held up a score sheet from a card game they'd played, a small memento of their life together.

“It’s the everyday that I miss, that fills my heart with warmth," Bane said. "Not the day his life was taken from me. That day is etched in my brain for sure, but what brings me joy and a smile are the little moments I had with Michael."

She says it’s important to pause and mark 9/11, but it’s also important to move forward with "positive and peace."

Seventeen years later, the emotions can be so raw, the memories so vivid.

"This day was a horrible day, but it happened. We need to acknowledge it, but we need to look past this day and hope for better from everyone," Bane said.

Also speaking was Scott Fegley, a Lower Makefield Township supervisor in September 2001. As we look back on the attacks, he said we should reconsider how we treat each other.

“The terrorists, their goal was to get us to fight with each other, to break down our society," Fegley said.