Lynn Remembers, a 9/11 Memorial Tribute will be held at Lynn Veterans Memorial Auditorium at 3 City Square Hall in Lynn, on Sunday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. The event will galvanize the Lynn community to pay tribute to the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Local public officials including Mayor Judith Kennedy, City Council President Timothy Phelan and Senator Thomas McGee will join Police Chief Kevin Coppinger, Fire Chief Dennis Carmody, Lynn Police Department Chaplain Rev. Joseph Rossi and Lynn Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Michael Ferraro in honoring the memory of the nearly 3,000 victims of the terrorist attacks. Patriotic music will be performed by the Lynn School Band and soloists Beth Sullivan and Jim Dennis.
“I encourage Lynn citizens to join us at the Lynn Auditorium to pay tribute to the tenth anniversary of 9/11. I want to say a special thank you to David Solimine, Jr. for organizing this morning’s event with Mary Chalmers from my staff, as well as all the all the participants for making this truly a community event,” says Mayor Judith Kennedy. Mayor Kennedy will be joining with the rest of the nation for a moment of silence at 1pm (place is TBA at the moment) and the public is welcome to join her and her staff etc. “This ceremony is about America so we never forget the lives lost and families destroyed and to insure it never happens again. I feel fortunate because although my brother was on active duty in the Pentagon on September 11, he was on the other side of the building and was not injured. It brought it close to home. I am honored to participate in this event,” said City Council President Timothy Phelan. “This is an important moment in American history as we unify to remember September 11. I am proud to be part of Lynn’s tribute,” said Senator Thomas McGee. Refreshments will be served after the event.
Lynn Remembers is sponsored by and includes the participation of The Office of Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Lynn City Council, Lynn Police Department, Lynn Fire Department, Lynn Department of Veteran’s Services, Lynn Veterans’ Council, Lynn School Band, Lynn English HS JROTC, Atlantic Ambulance and Solimine Funeral Homes.
The Mayor will observe the National Moment of Silence at Goldfish Pond at Lafayette Park, Lynn on Sunday at 1pm. A brief ceremony will take place at the Gold Fish Pond Association’s Memorial to the victims of the Terrorist Attacks at the World Trade Center. The Monument, erected a number of years ago by Woodlawn Memorials was Donated by the Solimine Family of Lynn.
For additional information: Please contact the Mayor’s Office at 781-599-1444 or Solimine Funeral Homes at 781-595-1492.