New Canaan on Thursday at 9:59 a.m.—the exact time that the first of the World Trade Center towers, the South Tower, fell during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks—will hold a memorial ceremony honoring those lost during the tragedy.
The ceremony will be held outside the New Canaan Police Department, town officials say. Emergency responders participating in the ceremony will include the New Canaan Police Department Honor Guard and other members of the police, New Canaan Fire Department and New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
St. Aloysius Msgr. William Scheyd, First Selectman Rob Mallozzi and Police Capt. Vincent DeMaio also are among the community leaders who will be on hand and participating in the ceremony.
Two victims of 9/11, Joseph J. Coppo, Jr., 46, and Eamon J. McEneaney, 47, resided in New Canaan at the time of the attacks. Bradley J. Fetchet, 24, also a victim, was raised in New Canaan. The Bradley J. Fetchet Memorial Foundation was created in his honor. His parents, Mary and Frank Fetchet, are founding director and vice president of development, respectively, of Voices of September 11th, an organization that helps families heal.
For more information on Thursday’s ceremony, see the video above with New Canaan’s first selectman.