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Remembering September 11th, 2001 - NEVER FORGET
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By web team
September 11, 2011

On Sunday Morning, members of the Cutchogue Fire Department along with the other 8th division Fire Departments joined their fellow residents of Southold Town in remembering those who lost their lives on September 11th 2001.

The ceremony took place at Jean Cochran Park in Peconic, the site of a newly placed Osprey sculpture that will serve as a Memorial to September 11th.

The 35 foot Roberto Julio Bessin sculpture sits atop a pedestal created from I-beams from the 33rd floor World Trade Center's North Tower, and is reminiscent of a phoenix rising from the ashes.

On the tenth anniversary of that day, the ceremony served as a time of reflection, looking back to the tragic events that took place on that morning, a day that has forever changed our nation and us in some way.

Firefighters and Color guards stood at attention as the silence of the ceremony was broken when a bell tolled 10 times at both 9:59 and 10:28 am, the time of the collapses of the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center.

In all, 2,974 Americans lost their lives in the terror attacks on the tragic day.

A total of 411 emergency workers who responded to the scene died as they attempted rescue and fire suppression efforts. The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) lost 343 Firefighters. The New York City Police Department lost 23 officers and the Port Authority Police Department lost 37 officers. Private EMS units lost 8 additional EMTs and Paramedics.

At the conclusion of the ceremony the community came together as they placed nearly three thousand American flags around the sculpture and 1/2 mile track of Cochran Park in recognition of the 2,974 lives that were lost that day. Many of those who attended were seen touching the steel that once was part of those symbolic buildings and personally reflecting on their own thoughts.

As we move past the Tenth Anniversary of this tragic day, we ask to Never Forget and offer a moment of silence and prayer to the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice on this tragic day. Pray for all the families who lost their loved ones in the attacks on 9/11.

"Never Forget"

Suffolk Times: http://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/2011/09/19509/osprey-sculpture-dedicated-in-peconic-in-memory-of-911/

Southold & Mattituck FD Ladders creating an arch entereing the park.
Southold & Mattituck FD Ladders creating an arch entereing the park.
CFD Chaplain Thomas Roslak leading the prayer
CFD Chaplain Thomas Roslak leading the prayer
Placing of the flags
Placing of the flags
Southold FD Chief Keith Cummings ringing the bell
Southold FD Chief Keith Cummings ringing the bell

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