Springfield, September 11th Remembrance Ceremony
September 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
For the 18th year, the Spirit of Springfield will assist the Springfield Police and Fire Departments with Springfield’s annual September 11th Ceremony. Springfield’s September 11th Ceremony will be held in front of Springfield’s September 11th Monument in Riverfront Park.
The fire bell will be rung. Emergency vehicles will roll out. A wreath will be laid. There will be a rifle salute and taps will be played. It is an inspiring and moving event.
Springfield’s September 11th Monument, includes a giant curved piece of bronze. It is more than 9 feet tall by 12 feet, and contains 498 names.
Upon close review, visitors will discover two of the same names, Michael Francis Lynch. Both were with the New York Fire Department. One was stationed on Engine 40 and the other on Ladder 4. There is also a paw print in honor of K-9 Sirius, a yellow Labrador who was a member of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department.