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Vista Fire Dept Honored With 9/11 Proclamation

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – The Lewisboro Town Board paid tribute to the Vista Fire Department’s contribution on the day of the Sept. 11 attacks by issuing a proclamation that honors the company.

Supervisor Charlie Duffy said at a Monday night meeting the town would present a copy of the proclamation to the fire department at its remembrance ceremony next month on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.

“I’m honored to be supervisor at the time of the observation,” Duffy said.

Duffy said the town is coordinating its official observance of 9/11 with the Vista Fire Department. The department was deployed to Valhalla where it remained on standby on the day of the attacks. It recently obtained a 9/11 artifact from the Twin Towers – a nine-foot length of steel beam – one the department will incorporate into a memorial.

The department will hold its memorial observance on Sunday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. at the firehouse in Vista. Duffy will present its members with the proclamation at that time. The department is coordinating a trip to the twin towers site for later that evening.

The town’s proclamation reads:

“Whereas, the Vista Volunteer Fire Department is commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001 with a ceremony of remembrance, and

“Whereas, the Vista Volunteer Fire Department answered the call that day responding as directed to the training center in Valhalla, and

“Whereas, the Vista Volunteer Fire Department is one of the emergency response organizations from throughout the United States honored by being selected to receive a World Trade Center Steel Artifact to be permanently installed as a memorial at the Department’s new Firehouse—a simple metal beam that will serve as a reminder of the many who lost their lives that day and of the courage and sacrifice of the many firefighters, law enforcement and others who performed so selflessly;

“Now, be it resolved, that I, Charles P. Duffy, Lewisboro Town Supervisor, and the members of the Lewisboro Town Board, stand with the members of the Vista Volunteer Fire Department in solemn commemoration of the events of that day and with gratitude to our military, law enforcement, firefighters, emergency responders and others who, ever-vigilant, stand ready to perform their duties faithfully to the full measure of sacrifice, and

“Be it further resolved, that this resolution be spread upon the minutes of this Town Board meeting for future generations to see and that a copy of this resolution be presented to the membership of the Vista Volunteer Fire Department.”

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