NEWPORT, NY - The village of Newport gathered for its 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Newport Fire Department Saturday evening.
They sang patriotic songs and held a candlelight vigil. There was a 21 gun salute and taps was also played.
In honor of the first responders tragically lost that day, a tradition known as 4 fives - the ringing of a bell 5 times in succession 4 separate times - also took place.
Among the speakers present was Kuyahoora Ambulance Chief Jack Hasse. Hasse was one of many local first responders who assisted at ground zero.
“It was just an unforgettable experience. I'll never forget it. Anybody who was ever there will never forget it. Amidst all that chaos and everything, it was organized. People were going about their job with no complaints. The people of New York welcomed us, the reception we got was just embarrassing down there”.
The ceremony was sponsored by the American Legion and the Newport Fire Department.