9/11 to be commemorated locally
Published 8:44 am, Thursday, September 3, 2015
The towns of New Milford and Washington will hold 9/11 memorial ceremonies next Friday, Sept. 11.
In New Milford, residents are invited to gather at 8 a.m. at the town’s memorial along Patriot’s Way.
The service will begin at 8:46 a.m. by the memorial near the railroad station.
The program will include the apparatus bell toll at 8:46 a.m., followed by a flag-folding ceremony; the presentation of the flag by first responders EMTs, police and fire departments; the singing of the National Anthem by Ray Plue; an invocation; comments by local and state officials; the singing of “God Bless America” by the St. Francis Xavier Church choir; and a performance of “Amazing Grace” by Patrick Maguire on bagpipes.
In Washington, the Washington Volunteer Fire Department will host a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the firehouse on Bee Brook Road (Route 47).
The ladies auxiliary will provide a light reception.