Quantcast

9/11 Candlelit vigil planned in Slingerlands

Event one of many memorial ceremonies planned in Capital District

The Selkirk Fire District is one local fire department holding a remembrance ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001. Members of the department are shown here in a past ceremony.

The Selkirk Fire District is one local fire department holding a remembrance ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001. Members of the department are shown here in a past ceremony. Submitted Photo

— The names of 343 New York City firefighters who lost their lives at the scene of the attacks will be read. Music will be provided by Carole Doody, a piper with the City of Albany Pipe Band.

Members of the public as well as area fire companies are encouraged to attend and will be invited to assist with the reading of the names.

“Each year Selkirk Fire District answers approximately 300 calls. At the sound of the tones, we don’t always know what to expect but we answer the call. On September 11, 2001, our brethren did not hesitate to respond and answered the call,” said Selkirk Fire District Chief Bill Asprion in a statement.

--The Town of Clifton Park will be holding a remembrance ceremony at 3 p.m. on the Clifton Common stage. The event will include prayers by local clergy, a military color guard, bagpipers, a presentation by the Clifton Park Community Chorus and featured speaker Rev. Kenneth Paulli, chief of staff to the Siena College president.

Residents are encouraged to bring a small American flag to be placed in front of the Clifton Common stage for the duration of the event.

--The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Inter Church Council will hold an interfaith service at 4p.m. at Indian Meadows Park on Droms Road in Glenville. Attendees will be invited to place memorial ribbons with the names of loved ones lost on Sept. 11 on a living memory tree that will be planted at Indian Meadows or another local location.

0
Vote on this Story by clicking on the Icon

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment