Wilton Firefighters Local 2233 and the Wilton Fire Department are holding their annual September 11 Memorial Ceremony this Monday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at Wilton Fire Headquarters (236 Danbury Rd.). The ceremony is open to the public and residents are invited to attend to honor the five Wilton residents and all the civilians and emergency responders who were killed in the attacks on that day in 2001.
This year marks the 16th anniversary of the four coordinated 9/11 terror attacks, including those at the World Trade Center Twin Towers and the Pentagon.
There will be a memorial service with a procession of first responders and remarks from Wilton officials and clergy. The ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial Monument in front of the firehouse will include music performed by members of the Wilton Fire and Police Departments, and will be followed by a gathering with refreshments.
Last year, Wilton’s fire chief Ron Kanterman paid special tribute to the thousands who lost their lives that day, mentioning the 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 said.
The five Wilton residents who were killed in the attacks 16 years ago were Edward Fergus, Peter C. Fry, John Henwood, John F. Iskyan and Edward P. York.
This is a very moving memorial ceremony. Thank you to Wilton Firefighters Local 2233 for organizing it, and to the Police who are partners in conducting the ceremony.
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