Millersville’s Duane Hagelgans will give the keynote address at this year’s September 11 Memorial Ceremony in Lancaster County. The Lancaster County Commissioners, alongside Lancaster County’s first responders, will hold a remembrance event for those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Additionally, the commissioners will recognize the 52 Lancaster County First Responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty with a wreath-laying ceremony.
Hagelgans is part of the Center for Disaster Research & Education at Millersville and a professor of emergency management. He has over 40 years of emergency services experience and serves on the South-Central Pennsylvania Counter Terrorism Task Force.
Lancaster County is one of the safest counties in the Commonwealth due, in part, to the thousands of first responders across Lancaster’s 69 fire companies, 21 police departments and 18 EMS services.
The ceremony will be held on Monday, September 11th, at 9 a.m. at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Boulevard in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The public is welcome to attend.
The bells on Millersville University’s campus will chime in memory of the people who lost their lives on 9/11.
- 8:46 a.m. – Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower.
- 9:03 a.m. – Flight 175 crashed into the WTC’s South Tower.
- 9:37 a.m. – Flight 77 hit the Pentagon
- 10:07 a.m. – Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania