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Sept. 11 Remembered: Events scheduled across the state today


September 10. 2018 8:39PM
Manchester West NJROTC students Demetri Foote, from left, Andrew Nason Victoria Alcus and Kyle Bouchard salute during the playing of "Taps" at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Parkside Middle School in Manchester on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)



Commemorations and ceremonies to remember those who died in the 9-11 attacks in 2001 are scheduled throughout the state today.

A memorial for the first responders who died as a result of the attacks will start at 9:30 a.m. at the New Hampshire Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial on the grounds of the state Fire Academy in Concord.

In Rindge, a memorial will recognize the Sept. 11 victims as well as those from other tragedies including the Boston Marathon bombing, the nightclub shooting in Orlando and a van attack that killed eight in New York last fall. In total, the names of 3,034 people will be read during the ceremony at the Cathedral of the Pines, which starts at 8:45 a.m.

The ceremony, “Remember to Remember September 11,” is expected to take about three hours.

Gov. Chris Sununu is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. in Tilton during a ceremony at the New Hampshire Veterans Home.

In Portsmouth, A memorial service will be held outside police headquarters/Portsmouth City Hall to honor the memory of the fallen heroes and victims. The service will start at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center towers in New York City. Portsmouth Chief of Police Robert Merner, who was at Ground Zero in New York within hours of the attack and worked for many days at that crime scene, will speak at Portsmouth’s memorial observance.

Principal Forrest Ransdell sings "God Bless the U.S.A" during the playing of the National Anthem at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Parkside Middle School in Manchester on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

Also:

Hudson: Annual 9/11 Observance at Benson Park at 6:30 PM.

Plaistow: Ceremony at 6 p.m. outside on the Town Green behind Town Hall.

Raymond: September 11 Memorial Service at 8 a.m. on the town common.

Salem: The Salem Fire Department will hold its annual remembrance ceremony at Central Station on Main Street. Ceremony begins at 8:44 a.m.

Windham: Ceremony at the Windham Fire Department at 8:30 a.m., at 3 Fellows Road.

Manchester schools marked the solemn annivesary a day early because schools are closed today for primary elections. 

Parkside Middle School hosted a ceremony Monday featuring Mayor Joyce Craig, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan and a chorus of Parkside and West High School students who led a signing of “God Bless the USA.”


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