Posted by Meg on Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
For millions of Americans, September 11, 2001 was a day like no other.
There are still those who remember December 7, 1941, the last time the United States was deliberately attacked at Pearl Harbor --- a day which President Franklin D. Roosevelt said was “a day which will live in infamy.” September 11, 2001 is another such day and the Falmouth Historical Society and Museums on the Green, reflecting upon the historical significance of the terrorist attack on America of untold proportions, will host a town-wide “time of remembrance” to honor the memory of those who died at the World Trade Center towers in New York, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. This solemn event will take place on Sunday, September 11 on the Village Green and will include the tolling of bells from both St. Barnabas Church and the First Congregational Church of Falmouth at 8:48 A.M., the time the first plane struck the North Tower. While it will be a time to remember the dead, brief remarks will also give us an opportunity to recognize the heroic efforts of the first responders --- the police, firemen, medical personnel, National Guard pilots from Otis and ordinary citizens who rushed to help those in need. The Falmouth Police Department and the Falmouth Fire Rescue Department will help us remember their fallen comrades in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
September 11 brought our nation together in a way not previously experienced by many. We were a wounded nation, and patriotism played a key role in our response and recovery. Following a moment of reflective silence, a soloist will sing America the Beautiful and the Greater Falmouth Mostly All Male Men’s Chorus will perform God Bless America, as was sung by members of Congress on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. An Anthem for September 11th, written by a former member of the Greater Falmouth Mostly All Male Men’s Chorus, will have special meaning for each of us.
This will be a time for all of us to reflect and remember. Come one, come all as we join hands and hearts together on the Village Green at 8:48 A.M. on 9/11. Individuals are invited to gather on the Green by 8:30 A.M.
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