This week, Rochester Senator Joe Robach had the distinct honor to attend remembrance services in honor of the September 11th, 2011 attacks on our nation across the Rochester and Monroe County community. Tuesday morning he attended a ceremony at the Ridge Road Fire District in the Greece Ridge section of the Town of Greece. The firefighters of the Ridge Road Fire District laid a ceremonial wreath at their 9/11 Memorial at the their headquarters station, the flag was lowered to half-staff and a bell was rung at 8:46 am, the moment the first plane hit the World Trade Center. Later that evening, Senator Robach had the honor to join the Brockport Fire District as well as brother and sister firefighters from across the region at their 9/11 Memorial at the Brockport Fire Museum. The Brockport Fire Department has held this vigil each year since the attacks. The vigil included a display of firefighters’ helmets and a display of American flags. Both the Brockport Fire Department and the Ridge Road Fire District feature steel from Ground Zero prominently in their memorials.
Rochester Senator Joe Robach posted on his Senate website; “Eleven years ago, our Nation was attacked, and our way of life was changed forever. Terrorists killed thousands of innocent victims in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Today, we remember all of those who perished on that terrible day. I hope that you and your family will spend some time together, thinking about those who lost their lives and the families they left behind. There are a number of community events today and tonight that people can attend to reflect and remember. Not only on this anniversary, but continually, we shall Never Forget.”