To remember and honor the 343 firefighters who died on 9/11 — along with the four Lakewood firefighters who have died in the line of duty — the city of Lakewood is hosting a special ceremony on Sept. 11.
The program is set to begin at Fire Station No. 1 at 14601 Madison Avenue at 9 a.m.
Madison Avenue will be closed from Warren Road to Belle Avenue, as attendance is expected to spill out onto the street.
Here's the schedule of events:
- 9 a.m. - Assembly of all on-duty fire department personell
- 9:05 a.m. - Lakewood High School Band, Boy Scouts, Color Guards, Honor Guards and Red Hackle Pipes and Drums take position on the driveway of the fire station
- 9:11 a.m. - All fire department personell march from the bays to the monument
- 9:15 a.m. - Posting of colors and lowering of flag to half-staff
- 9:20 a.m. - Opening song by Lakewood High School band
- 9:25 a.m. - Opening remarks by Fire Marshal Tim Dunphy
- 9:30 a.m. - Benediction
- 9:35 a.m. - Second song, LHS
- 9:40 a.m. - Remarks regarding the falling of the south tower
- 9:45 a.m. - Amazing Grace, Red Hackle Pipes and Drums
- 9:50 a.m. - Unveiling of the Fallen Firefighters Memorial (silence); placement of wreath by Fire Chief Scott Gilman and Mayor Michael Summers
- 9:55 a.m. - Taps, Boy Scouts of America; 21-gun salute by the Fraternal Order of Police
- 10 a.m. - Remarks by Chief Gilman
- 10:05 a.m. - Remarks by Mayor Summers
- 10:10 a.m. - Closing song by LHS
- 10:15 a.m. - Closing remarks and invitation to the open house, by Fire Marshal Dunphy; collecting of colors