The 13th anniversary of 9/11 proved to be a solemn occasion for hundreds of Greater New Milford area first responders and fellow residents.

A memorial ceremony hosted by the New Milford 9/11 Committee was offered Sept. 11 at Patriot's Way.

The service commenced with the tolling of the apparatus bell by the Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2 firefighters at 8:46 a.m. at the 9/11 memorial.

New Milford Community Ambulance volunteers, New Milford police and volunteer firefighters were among those on hand, some assisting military veterans with ceremonial changing of the flag.

The ceremony was coordinated and presented by the 9/11 committee including Dan Sullivan, chairman; Peter Orenski, treasurer; Tammy Reardon, secretary; Walter Bayer, Cheryl Bonis, Doreen Grey and Patrick Maguire.

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Photography by Walter Kidd