Bucks Co. memorial honors victims of Sept. 11

LOWER MAKEFIELD TWP, Pa. - September 3, 2011

Bucks County lost 18 of its residents that day, and the memorial was built to honor those who died.

The garden provides a wall of remembrance for visitors to write and leave messages of restoration, hope and remembrance.

Robert Siegel, who lost his friend Josh in the attacks, reflects on life after that horrific day.

"Over the past 10 years my life has changed dramatically. I've gotten married and had two boys and Josh would have been an uncle to my two boys. My boys would have played and been very good friends with his children but that was taken away from me," said Siegel.

The park was dedicated in 2006 but it's still a work in progress.

There will be a wall and a sign built at the entrance by stone masons and volunteers who are donating their time and skills to further the construction of the park.

"We returned something. The people left their legacy behind when that plane went down. This is our way of returning it," said Edward Novack, a volunteer.

After five years the garden of reflection is still evolving and growing.

There is a powerful atmosphere of serenity in Bucks County, all in memory of their fallen loved ones.

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