PHOTOS: Glenville Volunteer Fire Co. Ceremony Marks 9/11 Anniversary with Resolve

Greenwich Police Chief Heavey welcomed a small group to the annual 9-11 remembrance ceremony outside Glenville Fire Dept on Friday night, noting the absence of Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, who would typically be present but for Covid.

“We wanted to keep it small to fall within all the rules on the executive orders,” Heavey said, going on to introduce Sandy Kornberg, president of the Glenville Volunteer Fire Co.

Police Chief James Heavey at the 9-11 ceremony at Glenville Volunteer Fire Co. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Leslie Yager

Kornberg said it was important to honor the lives lost of people from Greenwich on the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks by the Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

“This is an unusual night, but those memories will remain with us for a long time,” he said.

The entire Board of Selectmen was present as well as State Rep Livvy Floren and State Senator Alex Kasser.

First Selectman Fred Camillo, Laura Kostin, Selectperson Jill Oberlander and RTM member Ryan Oca. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Leslie Yager
Selectperson Jill Oberlander, Selectwoman Lauren Rabin, State Rep Livvy Floren, State Senator Alex Kasser, First Selectman Fred Camillo. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Leslie Yager

“As the years pass, memory of historical events will blur and ultimately will fade, but for anybody who was alive on Sept 11, 2001, or was old enough to remember, those images will never fade. There was something else that was born that day – that was resolve,” said Camillo who also serves as Greenwich’s Fire Commissioner. “Resolve to rebuild, resolve to revitalize, and resolve to repel hate and extremism,” Camillo added. “It is up to all of us to make sure that that resolve stays as strong today as it was 19 years ago if our nation is to continue to be what our 16th president (Abraham Lincoln) called the last best hope of earth.”

Sandy Kornberg, president of the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company beside the 9-11 memorial, 9/11 memorial, which is fabricated from steel from the World Trade Center. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Leslie Yager

Twenty-three people with ties to Greenwich died on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Bryan Bennett
  • Stephen Cherry
  • Kevin Cleary
  • Kevin P. Connors
  • Brian Cummins
  • Christine Egan
  • Michael Egan
  • Ulf Ramm Ericson
  • Bennett Lawson Fisher
  • Thomas Galvin
  • Steven Glick
  • Donald Greene
  • Pedro Grehan
  • James Halvorson
  • Erik Isbrandtsen
  • Peter Kellerman
  • Joseph A. Lenihan
  • Adam J. Lewis
  • Edward Francis “Teddy” Maloney
  • Francis Noel McGuinn
  • Christopher Mello
  • Cheryl Ann Monyak
  • Lindsay Morehouse
  • Robert Noonan
  • Michel Pelletier
  • Michael Rothberg
  • Jason Sabbag
  • Stacey Sanders
  • Frederick Varacchi
  • Gregory Wachtler
  • Martin Wohlforth
  • Charles Zion
Sandy Kornberg, president of the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Leslie Yager
Selectwoman Lauren Rabin, State Rep Livvy Floren, State Senator Alex Bernstein, First Selectman Fred Camillo at the 9-11 Memorial outside Glenville Fire Dept. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Leslie Yager
Leslie Tarkington, Lauren and David Rabin outside Glenville Fire Dept. Sept 11, 2020. Photo: Leslie Yager
Selectperson Jill Oberlander, Selectwoman Lauren Rabin, State Rep Livvy Floren, State Senator Alex Kasser at the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company’s Sept 11 ceremony. Sept 11, 2020 Photo John Mastracchio
Kimberly Fiorello, Leora Levy and Diane Warzoha at the Glenville Volunteer Fire Co 9-11 ceremony. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Leslie Yager
Patriotic pup at the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company ceremony. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Leslie Yager
Linda Moshier and John Toner at Glenville Fire Dept. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Lelsie Yager
American flag outside the Glenville Fire Dept. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Leslie Yager
Volunteers with the Glenville Fire Dept. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Leslie Yager
Kimberly Fiorello, Leora Levy and Diane Warzoha at the Glenville Fire Co 9-11 event. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Leslie Yager
Rick, Linda and Sharon Strain with Buddy. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: Leslie Yager
Laverne Lord and Ryan Fazio outside the Glenville Volunteer Fire Co. Sept 11, 2020. Photo John Mastracchio
Karlie Darmochwal, Jim Heavey, and Sandy Kornberg at the ceremony marking the anniversary of terrorist attacks on Sept 11, 2001. Photo: John Mastracchio
Karlie Darmochwal reads the names of Greenwich residents who perished on 9/11. Sept 11, 2020. Photo John Mastracchio
Volunteer truck, wreath and American flag illuminated after the ceremony. Photo: John Mastracchio
World Trade Center steel beam fashioned into a memorial outside Glenville Volunteer Fire Co illuminated at night. Sept 11, 2020 Photo: John Mastracchio