On Tuesday September 11, 2018 the Brewster Fire Department hosted our seventh annual 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 seventeen years ago 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, Brewster Town officials, local Scout groups, and other regional emergency service organizations and first responders.
Brewster Select Board member Dr. Mary Chaffee served as the keynote speaker for the event and Pastor Rodney Dobbs of the Northside United Methodist Church provided the invocation. Eastham Fire Chief Kent Farrenkopf and Brewster Police Chief also participated in the ceremony.
Inspiring renditions of the National Anthem, Taps, Let There Be Peace on Earth, America the Beautiful, and God Bless America were sung by the Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church Choir. Ian McEwen of the Highland Light Bagpipe Band 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, the Brewster Department of Public Works, and all those in attendance.
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.