Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Department of Veterans Services:
WILMINGTON, MA — Residents are invited to a ceremony being held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 8:30am at Wilmington High School in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001.
The ceremony will include remarks from State Senator Bruce Tarr, State Representative David Robertson, Town Manager Jeff Hull, Selectwoman Chair Lil Maselli, Veterans Services Director Lou Cimaglia, Police Chief Joe Desmond, Fire Department Bill Cavanaugh, Rev. Ron Grimley of Abundant Life, and Rev. Peter Hey of the Methodist Church.
The Wilmington High School Band will perform the National Anthem, America The Beautiful, Amazing Grace, and Taps. Rev. Tom VanAntewerp of Grace Chapel will provide the invocation, while Father Ron Coyne will provide the benediction. Angelyn Ciampa will lead the crowd with the Pledge of Allegiance. Retired Wilmington police officer Paul Chalifour will play the bagpipes. Members of the Wilmington High School 9/11 Memorial Committee will place the wreath.
Selectman Greg Bendel will serve as the Masters of Ceremonies. Veterans Major Rob Oliveri (USAF Retired) and Henry Diorio (USCG Retired) will serve as the Sergeants-At-Arms.
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