The Watertown Fire Department will be marking the 21st anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 on Sunday. See the announcement below.
On Sunday, September 11, 2022, the Watertown Fire Department will hold a brief ceremony to remember the 343 FDNY firefighters lost September 11, 2001, along with thousands of innocent people on the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The public is invited to attend at Fire Station Headquarters, 99 Main Street, Watertown, MA.
9:55 A.M. – Apparatus roll out of bays to appropriate location in front of station.
10:00 A.M. – All available fire department personnel and any guests assemble at attention in front of apparatus and maintain silence.
– Ring Bell 5 – 5 – 5 – 5 (4 sets of 5 chimes each) Lower station flag to half-staff
– 1 minute of complete silence
– Firefighters’ Prayer
– Ring Bell 5 – 5 – 5 – 5
Montserrat Llacuna, Watertown Ambassador for Project 351, and her team of four other Watertown High School Freshman have also set up a rock garden in front of the Watertown Free Public Library in tribute to all the 206 MA residents that lost their lives on that 9/11 and the first responders that courageously jumped in to aid the victims. A total of 241 rocks were painted by this team with the engagement of the Watertown Community. The multiple-colored rocks that fill the display hold words of hope, love, courage, and remembrance, and Virgil’s quote, ” No one shall ever erase you from the memory of time.” It is beautiful to see, if you stroll down there just take a peek.