Under a clear, blue sky–much like the sunny, cloudless morning of 18 years ago to the day–Wilton Fire Department held its annual memorial to the people killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Town officials spoke movingly of the impact the events of that day have had on the world, as citizens and emergency responders have had to learn how to cope with the heartache in the years since.

Among those who addressed the crowd were Acting Fire Chief Geoffrey Herald, Police Chief John Lynch, Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps president John Miscioscia, and First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice. Father Reginald Norman of Our Lady of Fatima Church offered a prayer and Lt. Bill Wilson (WFD) and Sgt. Anna Tornello (WPD) performed moving musical tributes, including “America the Beautiful” and “Amazing Grace.”  The ceremony was led and organized by WFD Capt. Jim Blanchfield.

GOOD Morning Wilton live-streamed Wednesday morning’s memorial ceremony on Facebook, and is sharing the video in its entirety here:

Main photo:  Wilton Fire Department holds its annual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony (9-11-19). photo courtesy Wilton Fire Dept./Lt. Tom Cassin