Utica to hold 9/11 ceremony Saturday

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UTICA — The City of Utica will hold a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Saturday morning at the city’s 9/11 Memorial on Memorial Parkway.

The public is invited to attend.

The ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Memorial Parkway, across from Sherman Drive.

As part of the ceremony, 372 American flags bearing the names of the fallen first-responders will be placed along the Parkway, and the names of those first-responders will be read during the ceremony.

“As we reflect on the heroic actions of our first responders on 9/11, we must remember and honor the sacrifices they made to protect others,” said Utica Mayor Robert M. Palmieri.

“Our thoughts, prayers and compassion will always be with the families who lost loved ones that day.”

Mayor Palmieri and Utica Fire Chief Scott Ingersoll will place a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial, with prayers offered by police and fire chaplain Father Joseph Salerno.

An American flag bearing the names of all those who lost their lives on Sept. 11 will also be raised during the remembrance ceremony.

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