September 11th Memorial Greenwich to Host Remembrance Ceremony in Cos Cob Park

The September 11th Memorial Greenwich will host a remembrance ceremony on Saturday, September 11 in Cos Cob Park.

The service will take place with all social distancing protocols and safety measures in place. The family members will be supported by Town and State elected officials, members of the military, the American Red Cross, local and regional first responders, and community, as all will remember the fallen.

The service will start promptly at 8:46 am with a cannon and bell ringing noting the time the North Tower was hit.

Participants will gather at Cos Cob Park for remarks by Pamela Farr, who was chairman of the Board in 2001 for the Red Cross, MNYN Chapter.

Following the remembrance service, the Honor Guard will lead the procession and guests past the waterside pavilion where flowers will be available to lay at the base of the memorial. There will be a prayer, laying of wreaths, presentation of colors, and a 21-gun salute at the Memorial. All are invited to walk through the labyrinth to pay their respects.

The Honor Guard will stand at attention and bells will ring at noted times until 10:28 am. The service will also include a reading of the names of the 33 Greenwich victims.

Members of the community’s first responder’s organizations; Greenwich Police, Greenwich Fire, and Greenwich Emergency Medical Service will present the colors with an Honor Guard and salute. The annual ceremony paying tribute to those who were lost, will conclude with a benediction, retreat of the colors, and the final bell and cannon at 10:28am. Flowers will be available in the pavilion throughout the day for those who visit the site on their own. The Red Cross will be on hand providing water and comfort. There will be seating available.

Bell tones:
8:46 (North Tower hit)
9:03 (South Tower hit)
9:37 (Pentagon hit)
9:59 (South Tower falls)
10:03 (Plane crash in Shanksville)
10:28 (North Tower falls)

On September 11, 2001, so many innocents were lost to such a horrific act of terror – including 33 people with ties to Greenwich. They were mothers, fathers, sons, daughters who each left behind their families and friends a legacy of love and ultimate sacrifice. With that in mind and heart, it is only fitting that as a compassionate community we united and built a September 11 th Memorial. The Memorial was 100% privately funded and was offered as a gift to
our town.

Freedom. Liberty. Forever.

In Memory of: Bryan Craig Bennett, Stephen Patrick Cherry, Kevin Francis Cleary, Kevin P. Connors, Brian Cummins, Christine Egan, Michael Egan, Ulf Ramm Ericson, Bennett L. Fisher, Thomas Edward Galvin, Steven Glick, Donald Freeman Greene, Pedro Grehan, James Douglas Halvorson, Erik Hans Isbrandtsen, Gregory Kamal, Joseph Anthony Lenihan, Adam J. Lewis, Peter R. Kellerman, Teddy Maloney, Francis Noel McGuinn, Christopher D. Mello, Cheryl Monyak, Lindsay Stapleton Morehouse, Robert Walter Noonan, Mike A. Pelletier, Michael C. Rothberg, Jason E. Sabbag, Stacey Leigh Sanders, Frederick Varacchi, Bruno Wachtler, Martin Phillips “Buff” Wohlforth, and Charles Alan Zion.