Town of Hopkinton Invites Community to Ceremony Marking 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

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The Town of Hopkinton, the Veterans Celebration Committee,
American Legion Post 202 and Old Guard New England would like to invite the public
to a 9/11 Memorial Service in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11,
2001 terrorist attacks on the nation.

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.

WHERE:
Town Common, 6 Hayden Rowe St.

WHO:
Veterans Celebration Committee
Members of American Legion Post 202
Members of Old Guard New England
Rev. Richard E. Cannon
Hopkinton Select Board
State Rep. Carolyn Dykema
Police Chief Joseph Bennett
Fire Chief William Miller
Town and Public Safety Officials
Hopkinton High School Band
Town Manager Norman Khumalo

WHAT:
The Town of Hopkinton will conduct an observance ceremony on Saturday to
remember all those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and in the Global War on Terrorism.
The ceremony will begin with a prayer from Rev. Richard E. Cannon followed by
remarks from State Rep. Carolyn Dykema. The town will also offer thanks to local
police and fire departments for their service.
The 38 Hopkinton veterans who have passed away since March 2020, including Post
202 Members Jack Aroian, Roy Stratton, Thomas Ellam and Richard Brault will be
honored at the event.

The Hopkinton High School Band will perform at the ceremony.
"Twenty years may have passed since the Sept. 11 attacks, but that day still lives on in
our memories and we will never forget it," said Town Manager Khumalo. "We are proud
to come together and remember all those lost on that fateful day, and recognize the
bravery of the first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting others. We
encourage community members to join us in honoring them on Saturday."