City remembers September 11 with ceremony Friday morning

The City of Milford will remember the events of September 11, 2001 on Friday, Sept. 11, with a ringing of the bells at 8:46 a.m, the time the first plane struck New York’s World Trade Center. Fire Chief Douglas Edo will ring the bell.

The ceremony will take place at Milford’s Fire Station No. 7, 55 Wheelers Farm Road, where a hallowed chunk of steel from the World Trade Center rests. Following 9/11, city firefighters requested that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey entrust Milford with this section of steel to erect a memorial monument dedicated to the 2,819 people who were killed by the terrorist attacks.

In Milford, residents, officials and family members remember victims Michael Miller and Avnish Patel, both graduates of Live Oaks School, as well as Seth Morris, who was a student at Mathewson School.

Mayor Ben Blake invites all residents to attend the ceremony.