The Mayor's Office and City of Taunton will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, September 10, 2021 to honor victims of the terrorist attack on 9/11, as well as their families and the first responders who valiantly answered the call for help twenty years ago.
“On the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we have a particularly solemn duty to uphold the promise we made in 2001 to “never forget.” We must continue to remember and honor the thousands of loved ones lost, as well as the thousands more whose lives changed forever that day. And we must always remember, and be comforted by, the bravery of our first responders,” O’Connell said.
The 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will take place at Memorial Park on Somerset Avenue in Taunton at 11:00am on Friday, September 10, 2021. Daniel Clark, the “Singing State Trooper,” will be performing.
This event is open to the public and will also be taped by TCAM. TCAM will air this 9/11 tribute throughout the day on September 11, 2021 for the Taunton community.
The City of Taunton will join the tradition of the “Tribute in Light” by lighting the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial at Church Green in blue to honor the lives lost and the selfless contributions of first responders. The illumination will take place from September 10th at dusk to September 13th at dawn.
A team at Project 351, a youth-led nonprofit organization in Massachusetts, has created a tribute stone garden with the names of 9/11 victims that will be placed at Memorial Park for the public to stop by and view.
In addition, Taunton churches have been invited to ring their bells four times on September 11th at the following times: 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:43 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. The ringing of the bells at these times will commemorate the grievous losses our nation suffered on September 11, 2001 at those particular moments in time.
For additional information, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 508-821-1000.