Sunday will mark 10 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The city of Middletown is hosting two public observances that morning — a memorial service at South Green (Union Park) on Main Street and a second at the South Fire District.
A procession of Middletown police, fire and emergency management personnel will begin at 8:15 a.m. from the corner of Main Street and Dingwall Drive to the gazebo on the South Green.
The memorial service will begin at 8:45 a.m. with moments of silence at 8:46, 9:02, 9:37 and 10:03 a.m. to mark the times the airplanes struck World Trade Center 1 (north tower, Flight 11) and 2 (south, Flight 175), the Pentagon (Flight 77) in Washington, D.C., and the plane (Flight 93) that crashed in Somerset County, Pa.
The name, rank and assignment of each firefighter and police officer who died as a result of 9/11 will be read.
At 11 a.m., the memorial dedication of the steel beam from the World Trade Center at South Fire District will take place in front of the firehouse at 445 Randolph Road.