PHOENIX, NY – Village of Phoenix Administrator James Lynch invited the community to attend Phoenix’s Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony this evening (Thursday).
“On behalf of the Honorable Mayor Anthony Fratto and the village trustees, I would like to say that we are proud to be one of the few communities who continue in this way to recognize the victims of 911 and the sacrifice the first responders made that day,” Lynch said of the village’s annual ceremony.
Today’s event will include a procession of first responders down Main Street walking under two ladder trucks; remarks by the mayor, village fire and police officials, dignitaries from the VFW and American Legion; readings by the Bridge House Brats; and a flag presentation by the Boy Scouts.
There will be a balloon launch in memory of the lives lost, and a gun salute.
The evening ceremony will also include laying of the wreath and a candlelight vigil.
The community is invited to attend the free event at Henley Park. The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.
Community members are asked to bring their own chairs, and a candle.