Families and friends of the 17 Bucks County victims of 9/11, along with those who didn't know them, gathered at the Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield Saturday night.
Debbi Senko Goldman lost her husband Larry John Senko who worked in the north tower of the World Trade Center. "Except for the first anniversary, I don't remember ever feeling so loved and it's been difficult," Debbi said.
She remembers September 10th, 2001.
"We had a great weekend, everything was perfect and we were just talking about how lucky we were and how in love we were and I'm really grateful we said that to each other," Debbi said.
Before this ceremony, people walked around the garden which has grown into a large memorial since it was created 8 years ago.
"It's just so nice that a community had come together whether or not you had someone who passed on that day or not, just came together and wanted this to be what it is now," Tracey Burke of Newtown said.
For the first time ever, a wall of remembrance was put up so messages could be written.
Larry Ross, a school teacher from Maine, worked with William Penn Middle School students to place almost 3,000 American flags as a symbol for each victim.
"All of these people had great stories and they had great lives and they were all wonderful people in their own right and it didn't matter where you came from," Ross said.
As the twin towering fountains lit up the night, so many were proud to stand in front the names of the victims and honor them.
For the family of Sandra Lee Wright, it was a night to remember their aunt who also worked in the towers.
"She was very close to all of us. She was the glue of our family and a really wonderful woman," Kimberly Spaeter of Upper Moreland said.
On Sunday morning, hundreds of people will return to the field to remember those lost on 9/11 by laying a memorial wreath and reading the names of the Bucks County victims.