Everett community, elected officials and first responders gathered together in remembrance
The City of Everett hosted a ceremony in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, at the 9/11 Memorial stone and fountain adjacent to the Parlin Memorial Library. Residents, elected officials and first responders from the Everett police and fire departments gathered together to honor the memory of the 2,977 people who were killed due to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on our country. Everett Fire Department Deputy Chief William Hurley emceed the ceremony and welcomed all who attended. Mayor Carlo DeMaria was pleased to be joined by State Rep. Joe McGonagle, Fire Chief Scott Dalrymple and Sgt. Joseph Gaff on behalf of Police Chief Steve Mazzie to deliver remarks. Bishop Robert Brown from Zion Church Ministries delivered the opening prayer, and Father Khiet Dang Cao, Vicar at St. Anthony’s Parish, gave the closing prayer.
The Everett High School Chorus gave a beautiful performance of the National Anthem, and a member of the Everett High School band performed Taps to honor the victims of 9/11. The ceremony was well-attended by the Everett community, members of the Everett City Council, Everett firefighters and police officers.
“We must never forget the thousands of innocent lives that were taken on that terrible day,” said Mayor DeMaria. “I’d like to thank everyone who contributed and joined us to remember the victims of 9/11.”
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