Greenwich High School H.E.R.O.E.S. Club (Homeland Encouraging Remembrance of Extraordinary Soldiers), citing them as examples of fine leadership and thanking them for the flags outside Town Hall.The National September 11th Commemoration at Town Hall on Wednesday night drew a rose-bearing crowd. The event was coordinated by Christopher Hughes, who began the ceremony by acknowledging two representatives of the
Taking a moment to thank Mr. James Ritman, president of September 11th Memorial Greenwich, Hughes described the group's project as "a beautiful memorial that will have each of the names our the residents and those connected to our town etched into crystal towers that are identical to the twin towers." Hughes explained that the crystal towers will be placed in Cos Cob park overlooking the water, adding that the group has embarked on a fundraising campaign for the project with a website for donations.
First Selectman Peter Tesei thanked everyone in attendance, acknowledging how many have attended every year since 2001. He also thanked the event organizer, Christopher Hughes, as well as Governor's Horse Guard, police, fire, EMS and first responders, who, he said, "deserve to take a bow because they truly were the heroes of 9-11."
Later in the program State Rep. Livvy Floren read aloud the names of each of the Greenwich residents who perished on September 11, 2001. A bell was rung after each name was announced.
National September 11th Commemoration, "A Day to Remember," was sponsored by the Greenwich American Legion Post 29, Greenwich Sept. 11th Remembrance Committee, Greenwich Fellowship of Clergy, the American Red Cross and the Town of Greenwich. The members of the Greenwich Fellowship of Clergy at the event were: Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz, Dr. Rev Heather Wright and Monsignor Deitcher.