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9/11 Ceremony Slated at Lakewood Fire Department

The Lakewood Fallen Firefighter Memorial is set to be unveiled to the community. Using two steel beams from the World Trade Center, the city has erected a permanent memorial to fallen firefighters.

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 is set to be unveiled to the community. Using , the city has erected a permanent memorial to fallen firefighters.

The program is set to begin at 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. - 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
David Connor September 02, 2011 at 04:21 PM
The scheduling of this event conflicts with worship services at almost all Christian congregations in the community. I understand the desire to "track" with timing with the events of 11 Sept 2011, but I think the event could have been set for different hours to include others. Perhaps an additional "open house" later in the day could be added.
Peter Grossetti September 02, 2011 at 05:50 PM
Perhaps this event could - for one day - replace your worship service. I doubt god will send you to hell for missing one church service.
Bill Andregg September 02, 2011 at 08:53 PM
Maybe the 20 yr anniversary will land on a sat for you..
David Connor September 03, 2011 at 10:15 PM
I'm sure God will be engaged at both events I will be at our regular Sunday worship services-- it's what I do both as a believer, and I also happen to be the pastor of a congregation I make no judgements on anyone else's choice, I simply think the scheduling is forcing a choice on many folks that did not need to happen if planning was a bit more thoughtful . I hope the fire station event is rich and meaningful to all who attend. I know I was very touched by being there when the Ground Zero steel was delivered (on a weekday).
Susan Trembath September 07, 2011 at 07:33 PM
I agree, i think that any support that we can offer our safety forces would be considered something that we should not have to think about, after all isn't his first command to love each other!
Brandon Scullion September 08, 2011 at 12:49 PM
No offense to God, but coming from someone whose father was there - he is alive and well :) - this memorial should be at the exact time of the attack. As a kid I would visit my dad on the 102nd floor and essentially lived in the shadow of NYC. I worked in downtown Manhattan for years and when I would leave work and walk into the Trade Center to catch the Path train, I would often lie on one of the benches and just admire their beauty, staring up to the sky in awe of their size. Moving back less than a year before this event, I cannot describe the thoughts and feelings I had as I watched from a distance and thinking of my dad and friends who were still there, struggling to get out of the city.

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