The September 11th Memorial Greenwich will host a 9-11 remembrance ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, from 5:00-6:00pm at the memorial site in Cos Cob Park.
The ceremony will include remarks by State Representative Fred Camillo. In attendance will also be elected officials from Greenwich and the State of Connecticut. Members of the community’s first responder’s organizations; Greenwich Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service departments, will present the colors with an Honor Guard. Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, Greenwich Boy Scouts and the GEMS Explorer Post will also assist in the ceremony.
A gathering of over 200 people is expected to attend the annual ceremony and pay tribute to those who were lost. Opening the service will be Wells Noonan, Robert Noonan’s sister. This year, reading the names of the deceased and ringing a bell for each victim, will be family members of Teddy Maloney. Additionally, Lt. Jim Bonney will play the bagpipes, Neil Spitzer will play the piano, and vocals by Leila Kharem.
The event will conclude with a benediction and retreat of the colors.
On September 11, 2001, so many innocents were lost to such a horrific act of terror – including 32 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 11th Memorial. The Memorial was 100% privately funded and was offered as a gift to our town.
Freedom. Liberty. Forever.