Wellesley this morning observed the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. At the Wellesley Hills Fire Department Headquarters on Route 9, a crowd of about 60 first responders and other town employees, residents, Fire Chief Rick DeLorie, Board of Selectmen members, State Representative Alice Peisch, and others gathered to remember the events of September 11 and the 2,977 who died in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Of those who died, 343 were New York City firefighters, 23 were New York City police officers, and 37 were officers at the Port Authority.
Chief DeLorie vowed to keep the ceremony going as long as he is Chief. “It’s important that we demonstrate our care and support for the family members left behind as we observe this day in ceremony.”