Sunday, September 11, 2011
Gene Doucette and Arthur Dellarciprete, two members of the Wakefield Fire Department on Sept. 11, 2011, each made a trip down to ground zero and pay their respects to those who had lost their lives.
For two Wakefield firefighters, remembering the events of September 11 ten years ago means remembering a trip to Ground Zero to honor the victims of the attacks and the rescue personnel who died that day. Honoring the Fallen Gene Doucette, a lifelong firefighter who first served in the role as a member of the Air Force before joining the Wakefield department, took a trip to New York in February of 2002 to support Captain Lou Guzzo, a close friend of his. On September 9, 2001, Captain Guzzo had been promoted from a fire engine in New York City to become the captain of a fire boat. His former engine, Engine 292, responded to the Twin Towers, and several members of his former team died in the wreckage. Doucette's trip was to attend several of…
Today, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. at the lower common.
The Wakefield Clergy Association, in conjunction with the town of Wakefield, will be holding a 10-year remembrance ceremony for the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Starting at 5 p.m., the ceremony features members of the clergy from Wakefield’s various houses of worship, offering prayers and scripture readings, along with representatives of the police and fire departments who will remember those whose lives were lost in the terrorist attacks. State Senator Katherine Clark will be the featured speaker. Music, led by Michael Salvatore, Director of Music at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, will be provided by a choir comprised of volunteers from the town’s religious communities and others interested in singing for the occasion. "We’ll be remembering the …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Looking for something to do in or around Wakefield this weekend, September 9-11? We've got you covered.
Name: Saint Patrick Parish Block Party What: Church Cookout When: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 5:00pm-9:00pm Where: Saint Patrick Parish, 71 Central St, Stoneham, MA 02180 Why: There will be music, games, food, and good company. What else could you ask for? Name: Live Music Why: You've been working for the weekend. Name: Walk of Hope for ALS What: A fundraiser for Lou Gehrig's Disease research When: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 9:00am-1:00pm Where: Main St & Common St, Wakefield, MA 01880 Why: You need the exercise and it's for a good cause. Food will be served an there's games for the kids. Name: Bottle and Can Drive What: Zoo New England Fundraiser When: August 13, 2011, 10:00am—2:30:pm Where: Stone Zoo, 1439 Pond St, …
A look at some area residents affected by 9/11.
The terrible events of Sept. 11 are still fresh for many people in the area. The above galleries highlights just a few of those affected by the attacks 10 years ago.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
An airport worker, a firefighter, a veterans agent, and an educator share their tales.
A look at how the events of Sept. 11 impacted residents and communities around the area.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Wakefield Police Officer Kevin Flynn said he decided to join the force because the bravery of first responders inspired him.
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, Wakefield Patch will be posting an article every day this week that shows how the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon affected - and still affects - people in the town of Wakefield. Wakefield Police Officer Kevin Flynn was inspired to become a police officer after the events of 9/11. "I saw a lot of business people running away, and I saw a lot of police officers and firefighters going into the situation, so I decided at that time I wanted to be the person going in to help people," he said.