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Dedication of Town of Greenwich Memorial and Afternoon Ceremony in Glenville
In a day of powerful memories and potent symbolism, Greenwich held a morning dedication of the long-awaited September 11 Memorial in Cos Cob Park. As a bagpiper played “Amazing Grace,” Sally Maloney cut the ribbon to the path leading to the memorial and was followed by her family and by those who lost loved ones at the World Trade Center or in Shanksville, PA.
As hundreds watched, Merrill Shepard performed an original song, “To Where You Are” invocations were read by three members of the local clergy, and remarks were delivered by James Ritman, Demi Ferraris, Chuck Hilton, the Hon. Peter Tesei and the Hon. Richard Blumenthal.
The names of the thirty-three victims who had Greenwich connections were read by Jonathan Eagan and Sally Duval.
It is fitting that hundreds of Greenwich residents have visited the new park and reflected at the site of the spectacular memorial towers.
The Glenville Volunteer Fire Department hosted a touching September 11 Memorial Ceremony in the afternoon.
A large piece of steel from one of the Towers at Ground Zero was decorated with floral tributes and crowned by a large American flag. As Greenwich Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Webelos saluted, the names of the 33 hero and heroines were read.