September 11, 2021 is the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attack on America.
What will you do this year to honor and remember the men and women first responders who perished on 9/11/01, and their brothers and sisters in arms who entered into harm’s way to keep evil from our homeland?
You are invited to join Saint Ann on September 11, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m. for a special tribute.
The morning will begin with a Flag Raising @ 8:00 a.m., followed by a showing of The Man in the Red Bandana. Then Remembrances. Benediction. And a Memorial Climb.
The Memorial Walk/Climb
Anyone and everyone … you … your friends … your family …… are invited to walk all or any part of 2,200 steps at Saint Ann along the sidewalks, ramps & stairs surrounding the church – the equivalent to the 110 flights of stairs in the World Trade Center towers. If you’re physically unable to make the walk – join in by cheering everyone on in support.
Welles Crowther and the Red Bandana – Hero. “Ordinary” American.
On September 11, 2001, Welles Crowther, a 24 year old equities trader from Nyack, NY, spontaneously took it upon himself to calmly and authoritatively lead others to safety in the burning South Tower of the World Trade Center before it collapsed. Those he saved did not know his name, but they trusted his sure authoritativeness. Months after he perished at the WTC along with NYC firefighters in the tower, Welles became known as the Man in the Red Bandana for the handkerchief he wore as a protective mask while saving those lives.
We will honor Welles by wearing red bandanas (provided by the Parish) during the morning’s events.
See Welles’ story in this fourteen minute tribute produced by ESPN:
Many articles have been written about Welles. Here is one of them.