Friday, September 11, 2009

9-11 Memory

I arrived at the pier by the Quay and the flags are already displayed. . .
Before long, the flags are removed from their pedestals for the ceremony. . .
The fire department arrives in two trucks to participate in the ceremony. . . they remember their fellow firefighters who lost their lives on 9-11. . .
The moderator begins the program . . .
The flag ceremony is performed with representatives from the military and fire department. . .
The flags are posted again . . .
The Star Spangled Banner is sung . . .

A moment of silence . . .followed by the Tidewater barge blowing its horn as it passes the ceremony . . .

And the bell is rung. . .

The bagpipes play "Amazing Grace" . . .

The honor guard depart. . .

The Mayor speaks . . .
The fire department representative speaks . . .
A police representative speaks . . .
Another police officer speaks. . .
The Chaplain offers a closing prayer . . .
9-11 . . . we will never forget! God bless all those families who lost loved ones on that fatal day. I have an origami bird with the name of one who lost her life on 9-11 and I pray for her family each time I look at it. I will never forget them and the brave firefighters and others who tried to help rescue precious lives.

5 comments:

Dianne said...

I saw your comment at Long Island Daily Photo and came by

the bagpipes playing Amazing Grace must have been so touching and haunting

thanks for sharing your city's ceremony

Daryl said...

We arent supposed to forget Sept 11 .. not those who died or those who survived ... one should never forget because when you do, it can happen again. But we are not supposed to huddle in fear either .. live life to the fullest that is the best revenge against those who would try to terrorize us and its the best way to honor those who died and those who survived.

NEVER AGAIN.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

9-11 is a day we remember in Canada too. The wounds are still raw, I'm afraid.

Lily Hydrangea said...

a great tribute to 911. thanks for stopping by. I included your post in my list.
Thank you again.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful post! Thank you. The best thing to come out of this terrible tragedy is the increased spirit of volunteerism. A wonderful way to help remember is to help someone in memory of those that perished.

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