Madison Remembers 9/11

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On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attack against the United States, Madison residents gathered at the town green and at the North Madison Volunteer Fire Co. to honor those who perished that day.

At the North Madison Volunteer Fire Co., firefighters dedicated a memorial plaque that included piece of twisted steel recovered from Ground Zero.

The memorial plaque was set up in front of the room, flanked on one side by an old blackened fire helmet that the company uses to cast ballots during elections, and North Madison Volunteer Fire Co. President Ed Drew’s and North Madison Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Don MacMillan’s hats on the other side to represent the rank and file.

“We have to move on, but we simply cannot forget,” Drew said, adding that it will always be important to honor the civilians, first responders, police, EMS personnel, firefighters and others who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. In all, 2,753 people died, including 343 firefighters and paramedics, and 23 NYPD police officers.

To read more about the service of remembrance visit the full article on the Madison Patch here: Madison Remembers 9/11