Bucks County


In a single moment, the events of September 11, 2001 changed the lives of every American. 

The Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial was created in Memorial Park in Lower Makefield to remember and honor those lost on that tragic day. 

In the months that followed the attacks, people who lost their loved ones formed a dedicated committee. Originally proposed as a memorial to honor the nine Lower Makefield victims, the grounds grew to include all 2,973 victims of 9/11, including the 18 Bucks County victims. After years of fundraising and construction, the Memorial opened with a dedication ceremony in 2006. 

• Yardley architect Liuba Lashchyk designed the entrance to the memorial with maples followed by a high-flying American flag. Real fragments from the ruins of the World Trade Center are displayed in the tear-shaped forecourt. The 2,973 victims' names are engraved in glass along the beautiful Remembrance Walk. Maple trees representing the Bucks County residents lost in the attacks are at the outer circle of the memorial. Along the Spiral Walk, 42 lights the number of Pennsylvania children who lost a parent that day. The path leads to a reflecting pool encircled by a railing with the names of the Bucks County victims etched in glass. 

The Garden of Reflection Memorial stands as a timeless monument to the memories of the victims of 9/11, while displaying how strong the human spirit can be when faced with adversity.  

Each year, the Memorial hosts a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony which offers an opportunity to reflect, remember and honor all who were lost on September 11, 2001.