“For the families of lost loved ones, 9/11 was yesterday. For those of us in uniform, 9/11 was also yesterday, as we lost members of our extended family that day as well.”
Fire Chief Ron Kanterman addressed a small group of community members, as well as Wilton’s fire, police and emergency workers at the town’s annual memorial honoring those who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Wilton lost five men that day: Peter Christian Fry, 36; John F. Iskyan, 41; Edward Fergus Jr. 40; Edward York, 45; and John Henwood, 35.
Fire Lt. Jim Blanchfield conducted the service which included a prayer by Fr. Reggie Norman of Our Lady of Fatima, remarks by First Selectman Bill Brennan, Police Chief Robert Crosby, and Kanterman.
The guest speaker was Sandy Mumbach, a 45-year-resident who spoke of her personal experiences as a mother of two firefighters who responded to ground zero on Sept. 11.
Firefighter William Wilson sang God Bless America and police Officer Anna Tornello sang the National Anthem and Amazing Grace.