The Wilton Fire Fighters Local 2233 and the Wilton Fire Department are holding their annual September 11 Memorial Service this Sunday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at Wilton Fire Headquarters (242 Danbury Rd.). The ceremony is open to the public and residents are invited to attend.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the four coordinated 9/11 terror attacks, including those at the World Trade Center Twin Towers and the Pentagon.
In a letter from Wilton’s fire chief Ron Kanterman inviting town employees to the remembrance ceremony, the chief noted that of the thousands who lost their lives that day there were five Wilton residents, 24 New York City Police Officers, 36 Port Authority Officers and 343 Firefighters from the New York City Fire Department.
“As Wilton firefighters, our goal is to ensure that ‘We Will Never Forget’ the loss and sacrifice of so many fellow Americans,” he added.
The five Wilton residents who were killed in the attacks 15 years ago were Edward Fergus, Peter C. Fry, John Henwood, John F. Iskyan and Edward P. York.
There will be a memorial service with a procession of first responders and remarks from Wilton officials, followed by a gathering with refreshments.