September 11 ceremonies
The following is a list of some of the ceremonies being held in Greenwich in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which claimed 33 victims with ties to Greenwich.
|Friday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m.|
Glenville Fire Station
266 Glenville Road
Saturday, Sept. 11
8:46 a.m.-10:28 a.m.
Cos Cob Memorial Park
|The service will start promptly at 8:46 am with a cannon and bell ringing noting the time the North Tower was hit. Participants will gather at Cos Cob Park for remarks by Pamela Farr, who was chairman of the Board in 2001 for the Red Cross, MNYN Chapter. Following the remembrance service, the Honor Guard will lead the procession and guests past the waterside pavilion where flowers will be available to lay at the base of the memorial. There will be a prayer, laying of wreaths, presentation of colors, and a 21-gun salute at the Memorial. All are invited to walk through the labyrinth to pay their respects. The Honor Guard will stand at attention and bells will ring at noted times untiE 10:28 am. The service will also include a reading of the names of the 33 Greenwich victims.|
Sept. 11, 10-11 a.m.
First Congregational Church Greenwich
108 Sound Beach Avenue
Pastor Patrick will host an outdoor 9/11 Prayer Service Memorial on the front lawn. The 30-minute service will include prayer, music, a moment of silence and words from Patrick. A special donation of a flowering tree generously donated by Gro Pro Landscaping will also be made in memory of Greenwich residents who lost their lives on that fateful day.
|Twenty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke ran from the blazing towers to his workplace at Trinity Church Wall Street, where he immediately conducted an extemporaneous service.|
“On the twentieth anniversary, let us remember those who lost their lives and those who fought to save lives on 9/11,” said the Rev. Dr. Cheryl McFadden, Senior Associate Rector of Christ Church Greenwich. “Our faith comforts us. Our faith unites us.”