Cambridge Remembers September 11
Photo: Cambridge Fire Department held a respectful and subdued remembrance honoring all those who were killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and on the aircraft at Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. Addfitonally, Cambridge Police Department is prominently displaying a structural steel artifact recovered from the remains of the World Trade Center. This artifact will be displayed in the lobby of the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility all week along with a flag bearing the names of all who lost their lives in the attacks on 9/11 as a reminder of that tragic day and as a symbol that we will “Never Forget.”
On September 11, 2012, (group 3 on duty), Cambridge Fire Department conducted a respectful and subdued remembrance honoring all those who were killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and on the aircraft at Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed on that day, 11 years ago. We will especially remember the 343 firefighers who gave their lives. Also as a part of the September 11 Remembrance, we will remember the members of the armed services who have given their lives in the war against terrorism.
The Cambridge Fire Department protocol for September 11, 2012, was as follows:
At all fire houses, open overhead doors and move apparatus outside where appropriate. (Companies should attempt to be at their own quarters for this remembrance.)
Members in Class B uniform and guests will form in front of respective company apparatus. Members will wear fire helmets.
Members will stand at attention. Officer in charge will make introduction and brief remarks. Members and guests will recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
9:59 a.m. – Time of the South Tower Collapse:
Signal 5-5-5-5 will be transmitted by fire alarm.
One full minute of complete silence will be maintained.
The Officer in charge or other designated person may make brief remarks to reflect on the attacks of 9/11/2001. Reflection should include all lives lost including law enforcement, EMSand civilian, as well as fire service. Reflection should include members of our military who have given their lives in defense of freedom and in the battle against terrorism.The Senior Firefighter on duty will read Mychal’s Prayer.
Remembrance ceremony will be terminated.