We'll never forget
Published 3:33 pm, Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Several hundred Greater New Milford-area residents paid tribute last Friday to those who lost their lives in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Eight years later, many area police, volunteer firefighters and emergency crew, as well as war veterans, were on hand for a memorial ceremony hosted by the 9/11 Memorial Maintenance Committee at Chapin Plaza. Left, firefighters and police stand side by side as the Stars and Stripes waves proudly from the Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2 cherrypicker. Top, the guest speaker was Jack Delancey, New York City's fire marshal, who recounted his experiences during the four days at Ground Zero immediately following the attacks. To Mr. DeLancey's left is Dan Sullivan, vice-chairman of the 9/11 committee. Mr. Delancey's brother, James, is the chairman of New Milford's Veterans Committee. The poster listing the names of the firefighters who died on 9/11 that can be seen in the photo was given to the town by Mr. DeLancey. Above, Kayla Chemero, 65, of New Milford patiently awaits her turn amidst the firefighters for her chance to lay a flower at the 9/11 memorial.