“WE PROMISE TO REMEMBER THE 11th OF SEPTEMBER”
On Sunday September 9, 2012 the Brewster Fire Department hosted a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Fire Headquarters.
The 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, Orleans 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. Retired Fire Department of New York Battalion Chief Rod O’Connor who was serving in the 57th Battalion in Brooklyn during these terrorist attacks on our country and worked during the rescue and recovery period was the keynote speaker for the event.
Superb renditions of the National Anthem, America the Beautiful, and God Bless America were sung by Brewster resident Mary LaVasseur and Jennifer Connick provided an outstanding performance of Amazing Grace on the bagpipes. Deacon Don Biron offered the Invocation during the ceremony.
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.
“May We Never Forget”
Photos Courtesy of The Cape Cod Times