Town Planning Sept. 11 Service

Peace Pole Chosen as Likely Location to Honor Those Lost on 9/11

The town has begun planning for a Sept. 11 Service, First Selectman Richard Barlow told his fellow selectmen Wednesday night.

Barlow said he and others in town had begun talking about ways to honor those lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and felt the may be a fitting location. He also said the day falls on a Sunday and many people attend church in the morning. Due to that and the appropriateness of a candlelight remembrance, an evening service may be fitting, he said.

"I suspect a Sunday evening service may be an appropriate time," he said.

Barlow said he also asked the Rev. Jim Wheeler of Collinsville Congregational Church, who served in the U.S. Air Force, to participate due to his military background.

Chief Administrative Officer Robert Skinner said the town also certainly wants to include public safety officers, especially the town of Canton Volunteer Fire Department in the service.

Barlow asked selectmen if they had any input, ideas or feedback. All agreed it was the right thing to do.

"I think it's a great idea," said selectman Stephen Roberto, who also volunteered to help Barlow further plan the event.




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