Wednesday September 11, 2013
DeWitt Town Hall Front Lawn
5400 Butternut Drive, E. Syr., NY 13057
Posting of Colors: Army ROTC
Fire Departments: DeWitt, East Syracuse, Fayetteville, Jamesville, Manlius, Minoa
Police Departments: DeWitt, East Syracuse, Manlius
Pledge of Allegiance: Eugene Conway, DeWitt Police Chief
Star Spangled Banner: Maggie Austin, Jamesville-DeWitt High School
Music: East Syracuse-Minoa High School Band
Welcome: Eugene Conway, DeWitt Police Chief
Invocation: Reverend Harold Wheat, First United Church of East Syracuse
Reading of “ONE”: Robert Russell, East Syracuse Fire Chief
Guest Speaker: Dave Sherman, Paramedic Watertown / 911 Paramedic
Prayer: Rabbi Sherman, Temple Adath
What Can We Do: Anna Marie Alexander, Committee Member
Conclusion: Elaine Lostumbo, Committee Co-Chair
Rifle Salute: DeWitt Police Honor Guard
Taps: Dan Andrianos
Thank You Joseph Chiarenza, Committee Co-Chairman
Benediction: Father Joseph Clemente, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church
Presentation Guards: Bill Johnson, Jamesville Fire Chief
Jeff Zacharias, Kirkville Fire Chief
Presenting Wreath: Captain Kevin Schafer, Manlius Police
September 11, 2001, 12 years ago thousands of innocent lives were lost at the World Trade Center, The Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. We Place this wreath to honor their lives and to say they did not die in vain but made us a stronger, prouder and more unified nation. This is their legacy.
Presenting Flowers: Paul Hildreth, Fayetteville Fire Chief
We place this living arrangement of fresh flowers in solidarity with those left behind to suffer the anguish and loss of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, husbands, wives, friends and co-workers. Those painful days have led all of us to days of resolve and determination that America would become a stronger nation with a spirit of hope, patriotism and unity from their sacrifice.
Presenting Police Patches: Donald Morris, East Syracuse Police Chief
The chief presents patches from our local police departments in solidarity with their 60 brother officers lost in performance of their duties on 911. Also for the risks they face while serving and protecting their communities.
Presenting Fire Patches: Jason Green, Dewitt Fire Chief
John Buske, Manlius Fire Chief
The chief presents patches from our local fire departments in union with their 343 brother firefighters lost in performance of their duty that horrific day and for all firefighters who risk their lives everyday protecting their communities and their neighboring communities when needed.
Presenting NYC Patches: Matt McGarrity, Minoa Fire Chief
The chiefs are presenting New York City patches as a reminder not only of the date 911 but the city of New York where the devastation took place and the grief caused to New York City and to Americans everywhere.
Presenting Paramedic Patches: Dave Sherman, Watertown Paramedic
The patches are presented in honor of all medical staff involved in 911 and support staff behind the scenes. It also is on behalf of all EMT’s and Paramedics and those lost that day.