August 22 2017

Burlington to Honor Those Lost in September 11, 2001 Attacks with Special Ceremony


The town of Burlington will remember and honor those lost in the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks and everyone who gave their lives fighting in the War on Terrorism with a special ceremony.


“After the events of 9/11/2001, we all said that we should never forget,” a release from the Board of Selectmen/Town Administrator’s Office states. “As we approach the 16th anniversary of that horrific September day in 2001, we in Burlington are placing a permanent reminder on our town common to reinforce those four words, ‘We Shall Never Forget’.”


The Town of Burlington will be placing two 700 pound rails that sat below the two World Trade Center buildings that collapsed on that horrid day in September 2001, on the town common on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The ceremony will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m.


“We once again plan to produce a special program to remember those who died that day,” the release states. “We will honor and remember not only the innocent souls lost that day, but we plan to recognize those brave First Responders who died running towards the danger.”


Town leaders said they are proud that Burlington received the two rails from the World Trade Center.


“Burlington feels honored to be one of the almost 1600 municipalities, police and fire departments, and organizations all around the world who have received a piece of World Trade Center Artifacts,” the release states. “We were presented with these two - 14 foot, 700 pound rails that sat below the two World Trade Center buildings, last August, on the final day that Artifacts were given away. With that in mind, this ceremony could be one of the final new Memorials dedicated to those who died that day.”


As well as being in honor of those who died in the attacks, the monument will also be a reminder of those who continue to stand for the public’s safety.


“This is also a way to always remember those who serve us daily, by standing between us and the dangers of this world, our fire and police personnel,” the notice reads. “We also plan to remember American heroes who served in one of the Branches of our Military Service, and died or were wounded serving to protect us from harm. God Bless the United States of America.”


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