September 6, 2019

September 11th Annual Remembrance

WOONSOCKET, R.I.: Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Public Safety Officials invite City residents to commemorate the 18th year anniversary of the deplorable attacks, the horrific loss of lives and the incredible acts of heroism that occurred on September 11, 2001. The observance will take place at the Woonsocket Fire Department Headquarters, 5 Cumberland Hill Road at 8:30 a.m.

On 9/11, a total of 2,996 men, women and children were killed in those attacks including many Public Safety First Responders who selflessly sacrificed their own lives to save others.
“We continue to mourn the tragic loss of lives of those innocent victims of 9/11 and to praise and admire the numerous heroes who on that day bravely risked their own lives to help others,” said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. “These deplorable attacks are forever etched into the consciousness of our nation and while we still deeply regret the needless loss of lives and the pain and suffering that was brought upon the families and friends of the victims we have grown stronger as a nation and even more appreciative of the freedoms that we enjoy as well as the sacrifices made by those who have helped ensure that these freedoms live on.”

There will be brief remarks by Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Fire Chief Paul Shatraw and Police Chief Thomas Oates III. Members of the local clergy will give the invocation and benediction as well as lead a moment of silence.

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