September 11

Michiana Stories: Gary Gabrich

Sep 17, 2018

Gary Gabrich is a retiree and historian specializing in Hungarian immigration to South Bend. When researching his genealogy, he discovered relatives in Croatia. He went to visit them... on September 11, 2001.

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Seventeen years ago Tuesdsay, far from Michiana, four planes were used as weapons in the most deadly terror attacks in American history.

Those events touched many lives in the immediate aftermath and the years since. As they become more distant, the concern is raised on how September 11th will be remembered by a younger generation of Americans.

Most high school students in America today do not have a living memory of the September 11 attacks.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio


Across the country this morning people are pausing to remember a morning 17 years ago when four high-jacked planes crashed in New York City, at the Pentagon and in a field in rural Pennsylvania.

A ceremony in St. Patrick’s park this morning sought to remember the one person from South Bend, Katie McCloskey, who died at the World Trade Center in 2001.

It was also a remembrance and appreciation for first responders and military service members.

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People across Michiana will remember September 11th in many different ways. Events are listed chronologically. ($ denotes the event has a cost for attendees)

8 a.m. Flags at Notre Dame

Young Americans for Freedom will hold its 9/11 Never Forget Project. They will plant 2,977 small flags, one for each 9/11 victim in the South Quad at the University.

9 a.m. Bell Ringing at St. Patrick’s Park

Concord Township hosts 9/11 memorial

Sep 11, 2017
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Concord Township Fire Station One hosted a 9/11 remembrance service. Michiana fire station representatives received a special gift commemorating the event.


Concord Township Fire Chief Rick Rochford (Rosh-ferd) presented Callery pear tree saplings to Elkhart, Goshen, Mishawaka and South Bend fire departments among others.