Delaware County’s annual Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held at Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence Township this Thursday on the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
The ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m., and will be hosted by District Attorney Jack Whelan. Other speakers will include NBC10 reporter Harry Hairston, Delaware County President Judge Chad F. Kenney, and Delaware County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle. Kenney will also talk about Officer Edward Wehe, who suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty last November.
During the ceremony, wreaths will be lain at various memorials including the Delaware County Victims of September 11th Memorial, the Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial, and the Delaware County Fallen Firefighter and EMS Memorial. Delaware County chooses to perform this ceremony annually to not only pay tribute to the fallen first responders and over 3,000 victims of the tragedies of September 11th, but to also thank those currently serving our community.
Another Delaware County commemoration ceremony will be held at Aston Township Memorial Gardens at 7 p.m. Called the Patriots Day Ceremony, Boy Scout Troops plan to honor local police officers, firefighters, and EMS workers.
We at Direct Paint & Collision are grateful to our first responders everyday, but especially on this anniversary. Your commitment and sacrifices do not go unnoticed!