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Fire Departments Will Mark 9/11 With Ceremony Monday

Fri, 09/08/2023 - 16:28
The 2021 memorial ceremony on at the Hook Mill green
Durell Godfrey

Local volunteer fire departments will come together Monday evening in East Hampton to solemnly remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

According to Sag Harbor Fire Department Chief Andrew Blodorn, the president of the East Hampton Fire Chiefs Association, remembrances will start at 6 p.m. at the Hook Mill green. There will be an invocation by one of the department's chaplains, as has been the tradition since 2002.

In the morning, Chief Blodorn said, each department will sound its sirens to mark each of the significant events of that day, including the striking of each World Trade Center tower and the Pentagon along with the crashing of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced that statewide, flags will be flown at half-staff through Monday. "New Yorkers stand united in our grief for those we lost, and in our gratitude to the first responders and other heroes of that day. We will never forget," she said in a statement.

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