Retired NYC fireman shares experiences at 9/11 ceremony

On Tuesday, Sept. 11 a special “In Honor and Remembrance” ceremony will be held at the Chesterfield 9/11 Memorial at Harry Daniel Park at Iron Bridge at 6 p.m. This ceremony commemorating the 11th Anniversary of this tragic event is hosted by Woodmen of the World Chesterfield/Richmond Lodge 159 in cooperation with the Chesterfield County Police Department, Chesterfield County Fire & EMS, Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation and Ruritan Clubs Zone 4.

The Chesterfield 9/11 Memorial is honored to have Retired Lt. Clarence Singleton of the New York Fire Department as the guest speaker. He will share  his experience of standing at the base of the North Tower when the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001. Jim Holland, Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors will give the Invocation. Boy Scouts of America Troop 2837 and 2878 will display the 9/11 Flag of Honor and Flag of Heroes.  

The Chesterfield Police and Fire Department Honor Guard will be conducting the flag ceremony. Special music will be provided by members of Chester United Methodist Church.

The program will conclude with Virginia Bugles Across America and other musicians playing “Taps.” Light refreshments will be served immediately following the event. Please attend on September 11th in fulfilling our promise to never forget the tragedy and those who perished that day.


Proud Heritage of FDNY Fire Officers

Mr.Clarence Singleton FDNY Lieut, (Retired) is a wonderful example of the professionalism,

dedication and humility in the long history of the FDNY. We believe you made a great

choice to have him speak at your 9-11 Memorial. An honorable humble man who is not

only a hero, but a survivor. His story makes us realize that is nothing but the grace of

God that he is with us today. Live on my brother and may God richly bless you as you

live a life of purpose.

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