At the Wellesley Hills Fire Department Headquarters on Route 9, Wellesley this morning observed the 16 year anniversary of the September 11 attacks. A crowd of about 30 people were on hand to remember the events and those who died in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A total of 2,977 people were killed on 9/11/2001. Of those who died, 343 were New York City firefighters, 23 were New York City police officers, and 31 were officers at the Port Authority.
I spoke with Fire Chief Rick DeLorie who said, “As long as I’m here, we intend to hold this service every year to remember those who died and were injured on 9/11.”