City of Cambridge Holds 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremonies at Fire and Police Stations

In honor and remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks, the City of Cambridge held special ceremonies at the Cambridge Police and Fire stations on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

The Cambridge Police and Emergency Communications Departments held a joint ceremony at the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility in remembrance of the 20th anniversary, as well as a rededication for an updated Cambridge Police memorial stone.  The ceremony included the national anthem and musical performances, ceremonial wreath laying, moments of silence and bell ringing at 8:46 a.m. (World Trade Center’s North Tower) and 9:03 a.m. (World Trade Center’s South Tower). A September 11th memorial stone and artifacts from the World Trade Center were also displayed at the station for members of the public. A rededicated Cambridge Police memorial stone in memory of the officers at the Cambridge Police and MIT Police Departments who made the ultimate sacrifice for the residents of Cambridge was unveiled. 

The Cambridge Fire and Emergency Communications Departments conducted a brief and respectful remembrance for the 343 Fire Department members who were killed, and honor all of those whose lives were lost that day and in the years since due to cancer and other illnesses as a result of responding to and working at the World Trade Center site in New York City. At 9:50 a.m., all firehouses opened their overhead doors and on-duty personnel and guests lined up in front of the apparatus bay doors.  At 9:55 a.m., the Emergency Communications Department transmitted a special signal and read a brief announcement. 

Additionally, Cambridge City Hall is lit blue from sunset on September 11 to sunrise on September 12, 2021 to remember those who sacrificed and lost their lives following the attacks.

Veterans 9_11 20th Anniversary Resources (PDF LInk)

The Department of Veterans' Services has put together a document of helpful resources for veterans, including key recommendations from the Veterans Administration, for the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.


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