Appreciates those who helped with 9/11 ceremony
Published 4:18 pm, Wednesday, October 2, 2013
To the Editor:
On behalf of New Milford's 9/11 Memorial Maintenance Committee, I would like to thank all who participated in our ceremonies helping to make it a success.
I'd like to recognize all of New Milford's first responders (ambulance, fire and police) for their dedication and sacrifice to our community.
Thanks to Sgt. Warren Hengel, U.S. Marine Corps, who assisted the KWVA, Chapter 11 of Danbury, in the changing of the colors.
Thank you to guest speakers including Mayor Patricia Murphy, who read a proclamation from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, state Sen. Clark Chapin (R-30th) and state Rep. Cecilia Buck-Taylor (R-67th), who presented memorials, and state Rep. Richard Smith (R-108th).
Thanks to Deacon Roland Miller of St. Francis Xavier Church who volunteered to give the benediction.
To close the ceremony, St. Francis Xavier Church's choir sang "God Bless America" and Patrick Maguire played the bagpipes.
The public was invited to place flowers, purchased/donated by Stop & Shop, on the monument.