New Hampshire Reflects On Anniversary Of Sept. 11 Attacks

Sep 11, 2013

The Derry Fire Department holds its Sept. 11 memorial service in front of the town's central station Wednesday morning.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Ceremonies across New Hampshire today marked the twelfth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Captain Scott Jackson of the Derry Fire Department pipes Amazing Grace in front of the town’s central station.

Derry Fire Chief George Klauber remembers that day all too well.

“I literally look at the sky as we sit here and talk and it’s bright blue. And I get shivers when I think about the same blue sky on that morning.”

The department marks this anniversary each year so the whole community can reflect.

But Klauber says the day holds a special meaning for those asked to put the safety of others before their own.

“As firefighters, as first responders, police officers, we recognize that on any day, at any place that it could be us that are asked to respond to that.”

Firefighters laid a wreath at a memorial in front of the station and lowered the flag to half-staff.

The town of Hudson will hold a ceremony this evening at 6:30 at the 9/11 memorial in Benson Park. Members of the public are welcome to attend.