On Sunday September 11, 2016 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, Orleans Fire Department, Brewster Town officials, local Scout groups, and other regional emergency service organizations and first responders. Reverend William Kaliyadan of Our Lady of the Cape Church provided the invocation for the service while Orleans Deputy Fire Chief Geof Deering and Board of Selectmen Chairman John Dickson read passages of reflection and prayer. The keynote speaker was Honorary FDNY Battalion Chief and nationally recognized fire service author and instructor Jack Murphy who spoke on his involvement in both the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Superb renditions of the National Anthem, On Eagles Wings,and God Bless America were sung by the Brewster Baptist Church Chorus. Roger Gamache provided an outstanding performance of Amazing Grace on the bagpipes.
Special thanks go to Ralph and Rose Ingegneri for their outstanding work on the program, Brewster Fire/Rescue Association for their financial support, Brewster Department of Public Works, and Michael Fitzgerald for his support.
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.
“God Bless America”