BLADENSBURG, Md. – The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department has adopted a philosophy of “Never Forget” when it comes to honoring the firefighters that paid the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001 in New York City as well as the residents of Prince George’s County that died in the attack on the Pentagon.  On this 17th Anniversary of the attack on our Country, we honor the nearly 3,000 people that died that day.  We will continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers, “Never Forget.”

Prince George’s County built a Memorial Park to honor our residents that perished on 9-11-01.  The 9/11 Memorial Park, dedicated on September 2011 by County Executive Rushern Baker, is located near the entrance of the Bladensburg Waterfront Park and Peace Cross.  The memorial has a brick sidewalk lined with white Crepe Myrtle trees for each of the residents who died in the attacks. There is also a granite memorial with the inscription, ‘‘Prince George’s County honors those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We will always remember them.”

Prince George’s residents who died in the Sept. 11 attacks

  • Samantha Lightbourn-Allen, 36, of Forestville

  • Carrie Blagburn, 48, of Temple Hills

  • Angelene C. Carter, 51, of Forestville

  • Julian Cooper, 39, of Springdale

  • Ada Davis, 57, of Camp Springs

  • *James Debeuneure, 58, of Upper Marlboro

  • *Charles S. Falkenberg, 45, University Park
  • *Leslie Whittington, 45, University Park
  • *Dana Falkenberg, 3, University Park
  • *Zoe Falkenberg, 9, University Park

  • Sandra Foster, 41, of Clinton

  • Carolyn Halmon, 49, of Fort Washington

  • Sheila Hein, 51, of University Park

  • Jimmie Ira Holley, 54, of Lanham

  • Brenda Kegler, 49, of Capitol Heights

  • Gerard P. Moran Jr., 39, of Upper Marlboro

  • Odessa V. Morris, 54, of Upper Marlboro

  • James John Pycior Jr., 39, of Landover

  • Cecelia E. Richard, 41, of Fort Washington

  • Robert E. Russell, 52, of Oxon Hill

  • Antionette Sherman, 35, of Forest Heights

  • Edna Stephens, 53, of Capitol Heights

  • *Hilda E. Taylor, 62, of Forestville

  •  Kevin Wayne Yokum, 27, of New Carrollton

* Denotes resident who died on American Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon. All other residents were at the Pentagon.  Source: Gazette Newspaper, September 7, 2011 edition.