New Canaan Remembers 9/11 in Solemn Ceremony on Town Hall Green

New Canaan Fire Chief Albert Bassett was asked recently about the meaning of “Never Forget,” a phrase that came into common usage following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Though images of that day, when nearly 3,000 people died, including 412 first responders and three New Canaan men—Joe Coppo and Eamon McEneaney, both 46, and Brad Fetchet, 24—are just a click away online, the phrase itself “truly comes from the heart,” according to Bassett. “It comes from the soul,” he told more than 75 people gathered out front of Town Hall on a picture-perfect late summer day for New Canaan’s annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony. “To emergency services and military personnel, never forget the danger of the job that we do.