NEW BEDFORD — Tuesday will mark seventeen years since the terrorist attacks on the morning of September 11, 2001 that killed 2,977 people.

New Bedford will remember 9/11 with a memorial exercise by the New Bedford Fire Department to commemorate the event with a ceremony at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, at the New Bedford Firefighters Memorial, located outside the Francis J. Lawler Branch Library at 745 Rockdale Avenue.

The ceremony will formally and promptly commence at 9:50 a.m., when fire apparatus and available personnel will assemble in front of their respective stations throughout the city, observing a moment of silence at 10 a.m. Precisely at 10:05 a.m., the Fire Department signal room will announce over the department’s radio channel the collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Robert Oliveira of the Holy Name of the Sacred Heart Church will make a short address over the radio, followed by City officials, before the announcement to return to service.

Office of New Bedford Mayor Jonathan F. Mitchell

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