Sept. 11 memorial gathering


BENNINGTON >> It has been announced that a "Remembrance Gathering" will be held at the downtown Bennington, Vermont observe the 15th Anniversary of the events that transpired on September 11, 2001. The remembrance will take place on the morning of Sunday, September 11 from 8:30 a.m. to shortly after 9:30.

"Five years ago Bennington created the most noted 9/11 Memorial in our area and in doing so we believe it appropriate that we now remember the events of

September 11, 2001 15 years later", said Bennington Select Board Chairman, Tom Jacobs. Jacobs will assume the role of "Remembrance Leader" during the event which will include a moment of silence and the ringing of the nearby bell from the USS Bennington that will pay reverence to the events of September 11, 2001.

During the remembrance the Quantum Leap Exhibit Program from Mount Anthony Union High School / Bennington College will present the Town Of Bennington with a glass mosaic depicting an iconic moment of 9/11. Members of the MAUHS Choir will also be on hand to perform and noted pianist, Matt Edwards will also play appropriate selections.

Additionally, there will be a contingent of legislative/governance dignitaries who will offer their own personal thoughts concerning the events of September 11, the victims, the heroic first responders and what the day means to everyone as we continue to move forward without forgetting. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has indicated that regrettably, cannot be on hand but will be sending along his thoughts which will be read at the event.

"The 'Remembrance Gathering' committee proud and honored to be conducting this very special event", said lead organizer and Bennington resident, Jeff Grimshaw. "It is essential that we never forget the events of September 11, 2001 and how they have forever changed our lives".

The public is invited and encourage to attend "9/11: Bennington Remembers" which will be staged in downtown Bennington in the area surrounding the 9/11 Memorial which is located on South Street.


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