Local ceremonies being held to remember 9/11 victims

By News Staff


Today marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks where nearly 3,000 people were killed.

There are many remembrance services around Rhode Island and south eastern Massachusetts today.

Some ceremonies include:

  • 8:30 am Rhode Island marks 9/11 anniversary – Rhode Island State Police hosts statewide commemoration for 9/11. Speakers include Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island Attorney General Perter Kilmartin, Dem. Sen. Jack Reed and Rhode Island Police Superintendent Colonel Steven O’Donnell. Will be held at the bell area of the State House.
  • Mayor James Diossa and Central Falls residents, community leaders, and elected officials will gather for a moment of silence in honor of those lost on 9/11/2001. It will take place at 8:46 am at the  Central Falls Public Safety Complex, 160 Illinois St.
  • Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, the United Veteran’s Council, and City Public Safety Officials will hold an observance between 8:30-9:30 am at the Woonsocket Fire Department Headquarters
  • Area veterans will be conducting a special ceremony at 9 am at the open-air rotunda on the grounds of the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter to pay homage to those lost.
  • At 9:30 am Mayor Jon Mitchell, elected officials, members of New Bedford’s public safety departments, veterans, and community members will gather on the steps of City Hall to remember the lives lost.
  • The Naval War College will hold a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the attacks. The service will be held at the Patriots Memorial on NWC campus at noon, the ceremony will honor those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, and pay special tribute to the three NWC students and eight alumni killed in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

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