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Springfield, September 11th Remembrance Ceremony

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Springfield will host its annual September 11th Remembrance Ceremony in Riverfront Park.

Springfield will mark the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and celebrate the lives of those who were lost with a ceremony on Friday, September 9th, at 1pm in front of Springfield’s September 11th Monument in Riverfront Park.

The annual remembrance ceremony will honor the 498 first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and whose names are listed on Springfield’s monument. It will include greetings by Mayor Domenic Sarno, remembrances by Springfield Fire Commissioner B. J. Calvi, Springfield Police Deputy Chief Rupert Daniel, Colonel David Halasi-Kun, Commander of the 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, and Patrick Pickering, Regional Director for American Medical Response.

To start the ceremonial portion of the program, colors will be posted. Vanessa Ford will sing the National Anthem. Anthony Cignoli will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The fire bell will toll. Emergency apparatus will travel across the Memorial Bridge to Riverfront Park. A wreath will be laid, and the program will conclude with a rifle salute and the playing of taps

Riverfront Park

Access to Riverfront Park will be available at the State Street entrance.

Admission – Free

Limited seating provided.  Lawn chairs and blankets welcome.

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.

We encourage everyone to visit Springfield’s September 11th Monument and pause to remember the 498 first responders whose lives that were lost that day. There were brothers, cousins, a K-9 officer, members of the military, and some with connections to our community.

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.

Details

Date:
September 9
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Website:
https://www.spiritofspringfield.org/events/september-11th-ceremony

Venue

Riverfront Park
1360 Hall of Fame Avenue
Springfield, MA 01105