GLOUCESTER — Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Fire Chief Eric Smith, Police Chief Edward Conley, Harbormaster Thomas Ciarametaro, United States Coast Guard Station Gloucester Commander John Roberts and Director of Veterans’ Services Adam Curcuru announce that the City of Gloucester will hold a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony next month to mark 20 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Saturday, Sept. 11 at 9:55 a.m.
Gloucester Fire Department Headquarters, 8 School St.
- Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
- Gloucester Fire Department and Color Guard
- United States Coast Guard
- Gloucester Police Department
- Gloucester Veterans’ Services Office
- Gloucester Harbormasters’ Office
- City and State Officials
Gloucester firefighters, police, military personnel and elected officials will conduct an observance ceremony this September to remember all those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and in the Global War on Terrorism.
The ceremony will begin with an opening statement from Fire Chief Smith and a prayer by Chaplain Peter Aberle of the Orthodox Congregational Church in Lanesville. The City will also hold a moment of silence, and in the tradition of the Fire Department of New York City, the Gloucester Fire Department will symbolically strike a ‘5-5-5-5′ alarm on a ceremonial bell to remember those who died in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001.
“We are proud to hold this ceremony and invite members of the community to join us in observance and remembrance,” said Fire Chief Smith. “This is a way for all of us to come together and pay tribute to the thousands of lives lost on 9/11 and in the years since fighting the War on Terrorism.”
“This year marks the 20 year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, which stole thousands of lives and changed countless more forever,” said Mayor Romeo Theken. “We hold this ceremony each year to remember all those lost, including civilians, firefighters, police officers and first responders. It is an honor to come together and remember their sacrifice.”