The Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department is planning a special 9/11 memorial on the 20th anniversary of the attack on the United States. It will take place on Saturday, September 11, between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. in the front of the firehouse, where a large piece of steel from the World Trade Center towers serves as a reminder of the horror of that day as well as the heroism of the first responders, many of whom perished in the collapsing buildings.
The plan is to shut down Center Road for the ceremony, so that people can assemble yet follow social distancing guidelines.
Fire Chief Sean Rowland said ten years ago the department obtained a piece of the steel beam and designed the memorial with the help of David Stein’s architectural firm of Silver Petrucelli. The steel beam is sitting at the head of a small reflecting pool, which was put in “with the help of many people.”
The fire department booked a bagpiper for the event. The public is encouraged to attend.