Hudson will Never Forget 9/11/2001

September 18, 2015

 

by Doug Robinson

“We are here today to reflect, honor and remember 9/11/2001,” began Hudson’s Board of Selectman Chairman Richard Maddox.  “Time passes quickly.  First graders in 2001 are now in college.”

More than 200 people lined the walkway as they attended the 9/11/2015 Memorial Day Observance at Benson Park.

The program began at 6:30 p.m. with an invocation offered by Reverend Howe, followed by the national anthem sung by Hudson Firefighter Michael Armand, and then the presentation of colors by both firefighters and police officers.

Hudson Police Chief Jason Lavoie and Hudson Fire Chief Robert Buxton joined as they laid a wreath at the base of the steel beam that came from Tower 1 at the World Trade Center.

Upon completion of “Taps” and the closing remarks by Selectman Maddox, many in attendance walked the pathway to approach the steel beam.

Carrying flowers, many placed their blooms at the base of the memorial as a remembrance that they have not and will not forget.