Middlefield marks 9/11 anniversary

Middlefield marks 9/11 anniversary


Middlefield held its annual ceremony to remember 9/11 on Monday, Sept. 11 in front of the Middlefield Fire Department’s Firehouse.

Following a bagpiper, members of the Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company marched in formation and remained standing for the ceremony.

The recognition began with the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem played on trumpet.

Three flags, the American flag, the Connecticut state flag, and a special 9/11 remembrance flag, were lowered to half mast and several local officials, Reverend Suzanne Personette from Middlefield Federated Church, state Sen. Len Suzio, state Rep. Buddy Altobello, First Selectman Ed Bailey, and Fire Chief Peter Tyc, made brief statements.

The group spoke about remembering those who lost their lives, honoring first responders and loving one’s neighbor, and made special mention of Bruce Eagleson, the Middlefield resident who died on 9/11 after running back into the World Trade Center to help others.

The ceremony concluded with a playing of “Taps” and “Amazing Grace.”

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