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Avon Community Reflects on 9/11 on 11th Anniversary

Residents attended a memorial service at the Avon Volunteer Fire Department and left flowers for Amy Toyen, a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Remember. Reflect. Recommitt.

That was the theme of the 9/11 memorial service at the Avon Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday morning.

"Although 11 years have now passed since our world changed suddenly and irrevocably, none of us will ever forget the attack on the Twin Towers – where we were, who we were with and what we were doing," Avon Town Manager Brandon Robertson said at the ceremony. 

Avon volunteer firefighters, police, town officials and residents took a moment Sept. 11 to remember the lives lost in the terrorist attacks 11 years ago. They also reflected on the emergency personnel who responded to Ground Zero. That  included "343 FDNY firefighters, 23 NYPD officers, 37 Port Authority Police and eight private EMS/EMT paramedics" that died on 9/11, according to an .

Throughout the day residents also visited the bronze statue of a girl reading a book outside of the Avon Free Public Library. The statue portrays a younger Amy Toyen, an Avon resident killed in the Twin Towers at the age of 24 as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Every year on 9/11, people leave her flowers.

What do you do to remember 9/11 and where were you on that day 11 years ago? Tell us in the comments!

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Charles Emery September 11, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Avon Fire Dept also Helped organize a 21 truck convoy to ground zero. I donated three of my own trucks and 15 of my men from Emery's Elite Relocation, Then the Captain of the Avon Fire Dept. (Bill) asked me if I would go and oversee the loading and transport and unloading of the trucks and also deliver over $120,000 in Cash donations. Others that helped were the Loews hardware, Shaffers Body Shop, Fastenel Company,RCA,[Thompson consumers, Tractor supply, Avon Police and Sherrif Dept for the escort there and back. The Blue Crew of the Indianapolis Colts for tagging along and helping unload in NY. There are many more I could mention. We were trying to make a difference and I think of all these people now and then and then this date hits and I think of them and all they did. Charlie......
Jessie Sawyer September 12, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Hey Charlie, Thank you for sharing your memory with our readers. Are you referring to the Avon Volunteer Fire Department in Connecticut? Jessie Sawyer Editor, Avon Patch

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