WOODBURY — The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department will honor the victims of 9/11 at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday September 11, in Hollow Park, Hollow Road. Former Fire Chief Bud Neal is scheduled to present flowers to four families representing victims from Woodbury and, symbolically, all 3,000 dead. Mr. Neal, a former U.S. Army Green Beret, has led the ceremonies in previous years.
Singers from the Nonnewaug High School choir will sing the National Anthem. An honor guard comprising military veterans will parade the colors.
First Selectman Barbara Perkinson will offer a tribute. Chief Janet Morgan will lead the fire department contingent and a fire department officer will toll a fire bell in the traditional memorial salute to the dead, who included 343 firefighters.
On September 11, 2001, two passenger aircraft were deliberately crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan causing the deaths when the buildings caught fire and collapsed.
In a coordinated act of al-Qaeda terrorism, another plane was flown into the Pentagon. A fourth hijacked aircraft, probably destined for the White House or the Capitol, was retaken by passengers and crashed, killing all onboard, the same day.