FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2021
Department to Hold
Anniversary 9/11 Ceremony
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and
the City of Kingston Fire Department announce that the September 11 memorial
event to commemorate the 20th anniversary will be held on Saturday,
September 11, 2021 at 8:30am.
The Kingston Fire Department will host the
ceremony in Firemen’s Park at the intersection of Washington and Hurley
avenues, gathering at 8:30am and beginning the ceremony at 8:46am, marking the
exact time the first plane struck the towers. Chief Mark Brown will give
remarks and lead the program, which will include Jolie Dunham singing the
national anthem, Ulster AOH playing bagpipes, KFD firefighters laying a wreath,
members of the VFW giving a 21-gun salute, and speaking from Reverend David
Brechter, the Fire Department Chaplain.
“On the 20th anniversary on this tragic
event, the community is invited to come together to recognize those we lost
that day and to take a moment to thank all of the members of our public safety
community who risk their own lives to help others,” said Mayor Noble.
From 8:15am to 9:30am on September 11,
2021, the southbound lane of Washington Avenue and the north bound lane of
Schwenk Drive will be closed to traffic. Parking is available at nearby Dietz