Peabody Police Chief Thomas Griffin stands at attention with other department members during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the 9/11 Memorial on Grandview Avenue in Peabody in 2021. (Spenser Hasak)
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Towns and villages on the North Shore are holding ceremonies honoring the lives lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the 21st anniversary of Sunday’s attacks.
In Lynn, the fire department will hold a brief ceremony outside the Western Avenue fire hall beginning at 9:55 a.m. when devices line up on the ramp in front of the station, according to a memo sent by the chief. Stephen Archer. At 10 a.m., all fire department personnel and any guests will stand at attention in front of the apparatus and remain silent.
The department will then ring the bell in four sets of five, before lowering the flag to half-staff. A minute of complete silence will follow and a local minister will then deliver an invocation. The bell will then ring again in four sets of five before the flag is hoisted and the ceremony ends.
Lynn Police spokesman Lt. Michael Kmiec said the department will join the ceremony on Western Avenue on Sunday.
In Swampscott, the fire department will hold a small keepsake outside headquarters at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, according to Captain Joe Gambale.
In Lynnfield, the fire department kicks off its 9/11 celebration with a Brief remembrance ceremony for those lost in the attacks at 9.50am Sunday at the Summer Street Fire Station. The city one The annual First Responders Day follows on Lynnfield Common at 11:30 a.m. and Reverend Lori Wyckoff will lead with an invocation. There will be a presentation of the colors by the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts will recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and Boston Anthem singer Todd Angilly will sing the National Anthem. Speakers include Police Chief Nick Secatore, Fire Chief Glenn Davis and Board Chairman Phil Crawford. Wyckoff will offer a closing prayer and Angilly will close the program with God Bless America. Lunch will be served after the ceremony.
In Peabody, the city will observe the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks with multiple ceremonies. The police department will hold their ceremony at 8:45 a.m. at the flagpole on Grandview Avenue. The fire department will hold a ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Public Safety Memorial on Perkins Street. Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr. will observe a moment of silence for the victims at 2 p.m. at the International Festival in downtown Peabody.
In Saugus, the fire department will hold a minute’s silence and firefighters will stand outside the station, according to Capt. Scott Phelan.
In Marblehead, police and firefighters will hold a commemoration at 10 a.m. sharp at Memorial Park.
In Nahant, firefighters will hold a brief ceremony in front of the fire station at 9:55 a.m.