Derby Fire Commissioner Mike Kelleher emailed the following information Sept. 3:
On Monday, Sept. 11th, the Derby Fire Department will hold a memorial ceremony on the Derby Green to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the United States by foreign terrorists.
The Derby Fire Department has invited the Ansonia, Shelton and Seymour Fire departments to participate in the memorial service.
The guest speaker will be Vaughn Dumas. He is the assistant chief of the Orange Fire Department and the president of the Connecticut State Firefighters Association.
“I am asking that members of the Derby Fire Department and all other participating fire departments, where their “Class A” uniforms as a show of respect to those who lost their lives that day and during the aftermath,” Kelleher said in the email.
The service will be begin at 6:30 p.m. though I am asking that all participants be “on line” at 6:15 p.m.
The service, of course, will be held at the 9/11 Memorial, located on the Derby Green.
Thank you in advance for your help and dedication. As it has been said many times . . . “Lest we Forget.”