Marshfield: 9/11 Ceremony Held at Central Fire Station

Marshfield Firefighter/EMT Ed Shanley carried the bell, Firefighter/EMT Bill Chiano presented the American flag for the ceremony. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Marshfield Firefighter/EMT Ed Shanley carried the bell, Firefighter/EMT Bill Chiano presented the American flag for the ceremony. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

 

The town of Marshfield held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Central Fire Station.

A bell was rung in five sets of five.

Fire Chief William Hocking says it signals the last alarm for fire departments. He says it’s in honor of all the victims lost on 9/11.

“It’s something that we never know. We come to work every day, we never know what we’re going to do. Unfortunately for those 343 first responders that responded that day, they didn’t go home that night,” said Hocking. “We just like to remember them each and every year.”

It’s been 18 years since the terrorist attacks, yet the tragedy still remains fresh.

“I think it’s important for people reflect on a day like today. A lot of people go out and do public service, try to do some good from that tragedy,” said Town Administrator Michael Maresco. “First responders, fire, police; when that alarm goes off, they never know if they’re going to return to their jobs or their families. Today’s a day to say thank you and recognize that.”

Hocking says their flag service is timed at 9:59 a.m. and 10:28 a.m. for the times the two towers collapsed.

“I just want to say one thing – that we will never forget,” said Hocking. “The Fire Service, Marshfield Fire Department, and the Town of Marshfield will never forget.”

Marshfield Fire Chief William Hocking led the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in front of the Central Fire Station. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Marshfield Fire Chief William Hocking led the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in front of the Central Fire Station. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Members of the Marshfield Fire Department, residents, and town officials formed up for the ceremony. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Members of the Marshfield Fire Department, residents, and town officials formed up for the ceremony. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

About Lenny Rowe

Lenny Rowe is one of the newest additions to the WATD News team. Lenny has won two Edward R. Murrow awards for breaking news coverage, and a Mass. Broadcasters Award in the sports feature category. He grew up in Pembroke and was an intern at WATD in 2012. A 2016 graduate from Suffolk University, Lenny now lives in Rockland. Outside of WATD, Lenny covers high school sports for The Boston Globe. Lenny can be reached at Lenny.Rowe30@Gmail.com.