The Amherst Fire Department will hold a ceremony on Friday, September 11, 2015 beginning at 9:45 a.m. sharp in front of the Central Fire Station in remembrance of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
The ceremony begins with the Fire Department Chaplain saying a few words, followed by the raising and lowering of the Flag to half staff and the ceremonial ringing of the bell. The bell is rung in three sets of five rings, the traditional means of announcing the death of a firefighter in the line of duty. Captain Brian Sterling will close the ceremony with the playing of bagpipes.
The 9-11 Memorial "invites you to join us in remembering September 11 and all that this day means. There are numerous ways to participate in the annual commemoration and one of the most powerful is performing acts of service in your communities in remembrance of the victims of 9/11. When you choose to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11, you are playing an important part in memorializing those who were killed, honoring the sacrifices of the first responders, and remembering the spirit of unity that emerged in the aftermath of 9/11."