Hudson to mark twentieth anniversary of 9/11 with Remembrance Ceremony


By Justin Roshak, Contributing Writer

Hudson’s fire station headquarters sit at 296 Cox Street. (Photo/Laura Hayes)
The Hudson Fire Headquarters stands off Cox. St in Hudson. Community members will gather outside the building on Sept. 11 for a ceremony marking 20 years since 9/11. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

HUDSON – The 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks will be commemorated with a short Remembrance Ceremony at the Hudson Fire Department. 

The Remembrance Ceremony will be held on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 11, at Fire Department Headquarters at 296 Cox St. 

As community members gather to remember that day, they’ll do so around a piece of steel from the World Trade Center that the New York Port Authority sent to Hudson after the attacks.

Personnel and guests will come to order at 9:55 am. A bell from Fire Station One will be rung, followed by a moment of silence. 

Two prayers will be read, one for firefighters and one for police officers, followed by a laying of a wreath.

Finally, Fire Chief Bryan Johannes will say a few words. The ceremony will conclude with a performance of “Taps” by a retired Stow police officer.

The memorial in Hudson is one of many set to take place across the region this weekend as local officials and community members reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

“Please spread the word,” read a message on the Hudson Firefighters Local 1713 Facebook page on Sept. 8. “…Never forget.”

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