About 100 people gathered at Wilton Fire Headquarters on Sunday, Sept. 11, to remember those who died during the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and on the plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pa.

They heard remarks from Capt. Jim Blanchfield of the Wilton Fire Department, First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice, Police Capt. John Lynch, and Fire Chief Ronald Kanterman. They heard a prayer from Fr. Reggie Norman of Our Lady of Fatima, and watched as firefighters raised the American flag to half-staff.

A 12-year-old at the time of the attacks, Robert Storck of the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps recalled going to school that day in Manhattan, and seeing his friend's father, who worked in lower Manhattan, come to the school covered in ash.

And they heard the recollections of John Sindel, who was at the World Trade Center that day on business. He recalled traveling down more than 60 floors via the fire stairwell to eventual safety.

Fire Lt. Bill Wilson and Police Officer Anna Tornello closed the ceremony with a rendition of God Bless America.

A more complete story will be posted tomorrow — as will a video of Sindel's talk —and will be published in this week's Bulletin.