Officers folding the American flag during the police memorial ceremony

Public Invited to Virtually Attend Sept. 11 Ceremony

Posted September 2, 2020 in Police by Andrea Litchfield

This year, residents are invited to virtually join Hilliard First Responders upon sacred grounds for a moment of remembrance and reflection as our country observes the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attack.

The Hilliard Division of Police and Norwich Township Fire Department will partner once again to host the City’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. The abbreviated event will be live streamed on the Hilliard Division of Police Facebook page at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, from First Responders Park.

The event, which will be closed to the public due to COVID-19 guidelines, will include the placing of the memorial wreath by the Hilliard Division of Police and Norwich Township Fire Department joint Honor Guard and the playing of “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes by Norwich Township Firefighter Mike Reiterman.

Located in the center of Old Hilliard at the corner of Center and Main streets, First Responders Park is a local monument built for a national impact. The park contains original artifacts from sites in New York City, including a portion of subway rail and twisted beams of steel from the World Trade Center buildings.

The park is a place to remember, to visit, and to mourn, as well as to be a public show of appreciation for all those who give their lives to protect those in their communities. Residents are encouraged to pay their respects at the park while practicing social distancing.