BERKLEY — Chief Scott Fournier invites community members to attend Berkley Fire Rescue’s upcoming 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to mark 20 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Saturday, Sept. 11 beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Berkley Common, 5 North Main St.
- Berkley Fire personnel
- Berkley Police personnel
- Berkley Fire and Police Honor Guard
- Berkley Board of Selectmen Chairman George Miller
- Representative Norman Orrall
All are invited to attend Berkley Fire’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to honor and remember the 2,977 lives lost on that fateful day.
The ceremony will begin with remarks from town officials and guests, followed by a moment of silence.
As is the tradition of the Fire Department of New York City, Berkley Fire Rescue will also symbolically strike a ‘5-5-5-5′ alarm on a ceremonial bell to remember the first responders who died in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001.
“It’s remarkable to think that 20 years has passed since the 9/11 attacks, but it is with great pride and honor that we continue to pay tribute to the victims and their families on this day every year,” Chief Fournier said. “While we can never bring those who lost their lives back, we will never forget the tragic events of that day and will continue to remember the civilians and fellow first responders who were lost. In honor of the 20th anniversary, we wanted to make this ceremony especially meaningful this year and we hope that community members join us for this historic ceremony.”