On Tuesday in Mount Kisco, there was a moving ceremony to remember those lost in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Last year, the memorial, two slabs of black granite symbolizing the World Trade Center towers installed in the middle of a pentangular pool to memorialize the victims of the attack on the Pentagon, was built and dedicated by the Mount Kisco Fire Department. Several hundred village residents and guests attended the memorial ceremony to remember the day we should never forget.
The stage and the area in front of the stage was occupied by members of the Mount Kisco Fire Department and other Mount Kisco first responders, members of the American Legion, and the Mount Kisco Ancients Fife & Drum Corps.
Mount Kisco Firefighter Paul Felice asked the crowd to remember the 343 brave firefighters that were killed trying to rescue others. As Assemblyman Robert Castelli noted, those firefighters, along with brave first responders from the police department and emergency medical services, were killed rushing in to buildings as many were rushing out. County Legislator made several memorable comments and noted that 109 Westchester residents were killed in the attacks. Comments were also added by State Senator Greg Ball who noted how everyone came together after the attacks.
The final remarks were delivered by Father William Damroth, from St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mount Kisco. Father Bill shared some personal stories about sharing masses with firefighters and consoling those who lost loved ones as a priest and the son of a fire fighter.