With the help of Lieutenant Flynn of the Lawrence Fire Department, YouthBuild Lawrence students helped make Lawrence’s 9/11 ceremony a great success. Originally, YB students were supposed to clean the central fire station’s trucks. Due to rainy weather this project was cancelled and our students swept the station in preparation for the ceremony. Lieutenant Flynn led the ceremony with remembrance and an introduction to the new Fire Chief, Brian Moriarty, who also spoke of the 9/11 event.
Brief introductions of State Representative Marcos Devers and Councilman Toomey were also acknowledged. Senator Barbara La’Italien arrived post ceremony and mingled with the crowd. She had been at a previous ceremony. Donuts and coffee were on hand for everyone.
Photos and videos were taken by our YouthBuild student, Karim Palmer. Posters were made by our students in memory to remind all,” Do Not Forget.”