AUBURN — The Auburn Fire Department will hold its 20th anniversary 9/11 remembrance ceremony starting at 8:40 a.m. at Central Station, 550 Minot Ave., with a welcome and opening remarks by Chief Robert Chase.

The event will be livestreamed on the city of Auburn’s Facebook page.

At 8:46 a.m. — the time the first tower was struck — the Auburn Fire Honor Guard will perform a small ceremonial routine in recognition of fellow firefighters and first responders who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

In 2011, on the 10th anniversary of the attack, Auburn firefighters accepted an 11-foot piece of metal from the fallen towers, one of many being distributed to fire houses across the nation by the New York/New Jersey Port Authority. That metal became the centerpiece for a permanent 9/11 memorial on the lawn at Central Station, where Saturday’s ceremony will be held.

Police Chief Jason Moen is also scheduled to speak, as are Auburn Mayor Jason Levesque, Carlene Tremblay, representing Sen. Susan Collins, and Katherine Cloutier, representing Rep. Jared Golden.

The ceremony will conclude at 9:30 a.m., with Chase providing closing remarks and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the station.


LEWISTON — The Lewiston Fire Department will host a 9/11 remembrance event at L-A Harley, starting with an 8:46 a.m. tribute. During the ceremony, a representative from Sen. Susan Collins’ office will share remarks, as well as Lewiston Fire Department chaplain Pastor John Robbins, Executive Director of Hope Haven Gospel Mission.

A pancake breakfast will follow the tribute ceremony, as will the Lewiston Firefighters Community Day, which includes an extrication demo, cornhole and fireworks. Children’s activities will be available until 3 p.m. with a bounce house, kids’ muster, face painting, games and more. Food trucks will also be on site.

Live music from the teen band Latch will be played from 6 to 9 p.m., and the event is scheduled to end at 10 p.m.

L-A Harley is located at 839 Main St.

LISBON — The police and fire departments will hold a memorial ceremony at 9 a.m. at Ricker Park, located on the corner of Village and Franklin streets behind ET Smith Hose company.

According to Police Chief Ryan McGee, the ceremony will honor, “the nearly 3,500 lives lost in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and aboard Flight 93, along with honoring service men and women, police officers, firefighters, and all other first responders lost, and those who continue to protect and serve this great country.”


LIVERMORE FALLS — A wreath laying service will be held at 11 a.m. in Union Park to honor and remember the 2,977 men and women who lost their lives on 9/11. The wreath will be placed at the First Responders Memorial.

Area fire chiefs, police and emergency responders have been invited to speak.

RANGELEY — The town’s fire, police and Public Works departments will host a memorial walk, and have invited neighboring first responder agencies to join the procession.

According to Rangeley police Chief Russell French, who is also a member of the fire department, firefighters have been encouraged to walk in full turnout gear. Emergency vehicles will stage at the Overlook on Route 4 and Main Street will be shut down to all traffic at 8 a.m.

Participants will walk from the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce building to the Overlook, a distance that matches the height of the Twin Towers along with a foot for every victim of the attack on 9/11.

RUMFORD — American Legion Post 24 will hold a brief ceremony at the Memorial Bridge. Members will meet at the post at 10 a.m. and then walk to the bridge for the ceremony, which will be held at 10:26 a.m.


TOPSHAM — Topsham will honor victims of the 9/11 attacks with a memorial tribute starting at 8:30 a.m. at the flagpole center of the Town Hall and at the Public Service building at 100 Main St.

Speakers will include Fire Chief Chris McLaughlin and Police Chief Marc Hagan.

Topsham Town Manager Derek Scrapchansky, who was serving in the U.S. Navy as a pilot at the time of the attacks, will speak to honor those lost and affected by the attacks.

Paramedic/Firefighter Elizabeth Reeves of Topsham Fire and Rescue, who was a Fire Department New York employee on the day of the attacks, will share her reflections, and Pastor Mark Rockwood will give a benediction.

As part of the memorial, the names of each of the victims of the 9/11 attacks will be read.

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