R.I. State Police to hold 9/11 remembrance ceremony

R.I. State Police to hold 9/11 remembrance ceremony

NORTH SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police, in partnership with state officials, will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday to recognize the victims of the attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.  The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Rhode Island State Police Headquarters, 311 Danielson Pike in North Scituate.

Col. Ann C. Assumpico, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and director of the Department of Public Safety, said elected officials will join local, state and federal law enforcement to honor Rhode Islanders who died in the attacks.

Rhode Island residents were on American Airlines Flight No. 11 and United Airlines Flight No. 175, which struck the World Trade Center Towers, as well as American Airlines Flight No. 77, which struck the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania. The event will also recognize Rhode Islanders who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and were killed while serving in the Global War on Terrorism since 9/11, Assumpico said.

Speakers will include Assumpico, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, and U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse.

Jason Vallee


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