September 11th Memorial
Troy, New York
— Dedicated September 11, 2011 —
The day rose clear and bright. But in just 102 minutes Sept. 11, 2001 became one of the most tragic days in the history of the United States of America. American way of life and freedom were attacked by 19 men fueled by an ideology taught to them by a terrorist who corrupted his own religion to justify his evil acts.
How Quickly Life Can Change
7:59 am American Airlines Flight 11 takes off from Boston
8:14 am United Airlines Flight 175 takes off from Boston
[8:20 am American Airlines Flight 77 takes off from Washington D.C.]
8:41 am United Airlines Flight 93 takes off from Newark
2,603 - World Trade Center
87 - American Airlines Flight 11
59 - American Airlines Flight 77
40 - United Airlines Flight 93
59 - United Airlines Flight 175
125 - Pentagon
Approximately 25,000 evacuated from the World Trade Center
United We Stand
In the hours, days and months following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, members of our local community joined in the rescue and recovery efforts in NYC.
Members of the 42nd Infantry Division "Rainbow" led much of the military support to the relief and recovery efforts.
Along with the TPD, TFD, and 42nd, hundreds of volunteers from across Rensselaer County were part of the relief team for the duration of the effort at the World Trade Center.
Many men and women of the City of Troy and Rensselaer County answered the call to duty and were deployed on combat tours Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Middle East as part of the Global War on Terror[ism]. Their bravery, sense of duty, and ultimate sacrifice will forever be etched into the minds of members of their communities.
Our freedoms were attacked, structures demolished, lives were lost, but the American Spirit prevailed. Americans united and strengthened on the memory of the innocent lives lost and from the countless tales of heroism of our uniformed men and women and by those ordinary citizens who answered the call of a fellow citizen in need.
Erected 2011 by Troy September 11th Memorial Committee and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Patriots & Patriotism
Location. 42° 46.295′ N, 73° 40.805′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on 112th Street (New York State Route 470) near 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9/11 Memorial (AKA 112th Street) Park, Troy NY 12182, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lansingburgh (a few steps from this marker); Herman Melville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knickerbacker Toll Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Schaick Island (approx. ¼ mile away); Continental Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Schaick Burial Plot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Van Schaick Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.