September 11th Ceremony
To honor the fallen firefighters, police officers, EMT’s and members of the armed services, the Springfield Fire and Emergency Services and Springfield Police Department will hold the September 11th Remembrance Ceremony on September 10th at 6pm in front of Springfield’s September 11th Monument in Riverfront Park.
There will be remembrances offered by Springfield Fire Commissioner, Springfield Police Commissioner, Emergency Services, 104th Fighter Wing with greetings from Mayor Domenic Sarno.
The ceremony includes rolling out the equipment, tolling of the bell, laying of the wreath, a rifle salute and taps.
One year after the September 11, 2001, attacks, the Spirit of Springfield was asked to lend the organization’s expertise to honor the first responders who lost their lives. The first ceremony held at the Raymond Sullivan Public Safety Complex followed the time line of the tradgedies and of the names reading of police officers, firefighters and members of the military who died.
In 2019, the event was moved to Riverfront Park where Springfield’s September 11th Monument was dedicated earlier that year.
Featured photo courtesy of the Spirit of Springfield