Marine Link
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Boston Whaler Commemorates September 11

October 10, 2002

Boston Whaler Commercial & Government Products participated in the Sept. 11 "Bridge of Hope" event in Ormond Beach, Fla. The ceremony was held to mark the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, and to commemorate and honor those who lost their lives. Boston Whaler Commercial & Government Products donated the use of a 25-ft. Guardian fireboat to the City of Ormond Beach, which sponsored the commemoration.

At exactly 8:45 a.m., the time that the first plane crashed into New York City's World Trade Center's north tower, police officers lowered a 60-pound memorial wreath, symbolic of lives lost, from the Granada Bridge onto the deck of a Boston Whaler Commercial & Government Products 25-ft. Guardian fireboat on the Halifax River. Rev. John Gill of the Tomoka United Methodist Church then read a Roll of Honor with the names of friends or relatives of local residents who lost their lives on September 11.

A second wreath was lowered onto the Boston Whaler by firefighters at 9:03 a.m., the exact time that a second plane hit the south tower. Rabbi David Kane, of Congregation B'Nai Torah, then offered a "Prayer of Heroes" and the wreaths were then transported by the Whaler to shore. One wreath was placed onto a fire truck and the other onto a police cruiser. The vehicles, wreaths, fire and police personnel then followed a lone bagpiper to City Hall Plaza.

After a proclamation by Mayor Carl Persis at 10 a.m., the Fire Department coordinated a musical tribute and a flag ceremony, coinciding with the collapse of the two towers at 10:05 and 10:23 a.m. There was also a moment of silence for those lost in the attack on Pentagon and in the crash in Pennsylvania, where hijackers were thwarted by passengers from using that plane to mount a third attack. A second Roll of Honor, with the names of all the firefighters, police and other emergency personnel lost on September 11 was read by local firefighters and police officers.



Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Sep 2016 - Maritime & Ship Security

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News