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Darien To Commemorate Anniversary Of Sept. 11 Attacks On Monday

The town of Darien will commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a ceremony on Monday.
The town of Darien will commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a ceremony on Monday. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Karen Polett

DARIEN, Conn. -- The public is invited to attend the town of Darien's annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony this Monday, hosted by the Monuments and Ceremonies Commission with Commissioner Phil Kraft serving as the master of ceremonies.

Following tradition, the commission will observe 9/11 on Monday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial located behind Middlesex Middle School, 204 Hollow Tree Ridge Road in Darien.

Josh Doying, a Darien High School graduate brought the town’s 9/11 monument to fruition.

A wreath and red roses will be placed and a moment of silence will be observed at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

Members of the Monuments and Ceremonies Commission include: Vice Chairman David Polett; Treasurer Terrence Gaffney; Secretary,Karen K. Polett, and members, Phil Kraft, Roland Holub, Ken Reiss, Sueann Schorr, Charles Scribner, Rebecca Siciliano, George Walsh, and ex- officio, Marian Castell.

This group is responsible for town of Darien sponsored ceremonies and is also charged with helping to preserve and maintain Darien monuments. Recently, this commission formed a subcommittee with Sharon Kells as chairman and Tracy Root as vice chairman, charged with restoring and improving Darien cemeteries.

Along with the public, first responders, town selectmen and local officials have been invited to attend.

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