On Wednesday September 11, 2013 the Brewster Fire Department hosted a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Fire Headquarters.
The well attended memorial service honored all first responders and civilian victims who perished in the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001 in New York City, Washington D.C, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Participants included the Brewster Fire Department, Brewster Police Department Honor Guard, Brewster Fire Department Honor Guard, Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard, Brewster Town officials, local Scout groups, and other regional emergency service organizations and first responders. Pastor Doug Scalise of the Brewster Baptist Church provided the invocation for the service. Fire Chief Robert Moran served as the programs keynote speaker discussing his personal experiences at Ground Zero as a member of the New Jersey Urban Search & Rescue Task Force.
Superb renditions of the National Anthem, America the Beautiful, and God Bless America were sung by the Nauset Honors Chorus and Sergeant Jim Rosato of the Orleans Police Department provided an outstanding performance of Amazing Grace on the bagpipes.
Special thanks go to Ralph and Rose Ingegneri and Michael Fitzgerald for donating the flowers for the event and for their assistance in developing the memorial program.
The Brewster Fire Department would like to thank all of the members of our community who joined us in remembering the victims of the tragic terrorist events that occurred on September 11, 2001.