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September 04, 2012

September 11th Rememberance

 

To: All Members

From: Gerard E. Mahoney, Chief of Operations

Re: September 11th Remembrance – Eleventh Anniversary (with Pledge of Allegiance and Mychal’s Prayer)

 

On September 11, 2012, (group 3 on duty), the Cambridge Fire Department will

conduct a respectful and subdued remembrance honoring all those who were

killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and on the

aircraft at Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000

people were murdered on that day, eleven years ago. We will especially

remember the 343 Fire Department members who gave their lives. Also as a

part of the September 11 Remembrance, we will remember the members of the

armed services who have given their lives in the war against terrorism.

 

The Cambridge Fire Department protocol for September 11, 2012, will be as

follows:

0955 hours:

  • At all fire houses, open overhead doors and move apparatus outside

where appropriate. (Companies should attempt to be at their own

quarters for this remembrance.)

  • Members in Class B uniform, and guests, will form in front of

respective company apparatus.

  • Members will wear fire helmets.

0958 hours:

  • Members will stand at attention.
  • Officer in charge will make introduction and brief remarks.
  • Members and guests will recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

0959 hours - Time of the South Tower Collapse:

  • Signal 5-5-5-5 will be transmitted by fire alarm.

1000 hours:

  • One full minute of complete silence will be maintained.
  • The Officer in charge or other designated person may make brief

remarks to reflect on the attacks of 9/11/2001.

  • Reflection should include all lives lost including law enforcement, EMS,

and civilian, as well as fire service.

  • Reflection should include members of our military who have given their

lives in defense of freedom and in the battle against terrorism.

  • The Senior Firefighter on duty will read Mychal's Prayer.

 1005 hours:

  • Remembrance ceremony will be terminated.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE

I pledge allegiance to the Flag

of the United States of America,

and to the Republic for which it stands:

one Nation under God, indivisible,

With Liberty and Justice for all.

 

MYCHAL'S PRAYER:

Lord, take me where you want me to go;

Let me meet who you want me to meet;

Tell me what you want me to say

And keep me out of your way.

 

INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM

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