large-15Members of the Duxbury Fire Department, Police Department, members of the community and a former FDNY Firefighter gathered outside the Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday morning for a brief ceremony in memorial of those who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Fire Chief Kevin Nord opened the ceremony with a moment of silence and lowering of the flag, and spoke about the profound impact the events of Sept. 11, 2001 have had on the nation as a whole. He welcomed former FDNY Firefighter Mike Kennedy, who spoke briefly about the events 12 years ago. 

Kennedy presented Chief Nord with a piece of steel and glass from Ground Zero, rare items to be found in the rubble after the towers collapsed. 

The ceremony concluded with a ringing of the fire engine bell and a moment of silence.