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9/6/2023 Rep. Vella-Wilkinson invites public to 9/11 memorial event at Oakland Beach
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick), along with Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi, is inviting the public to attend a memorial service at the 9-11 Memorial Garden at the Oakland Beach Seawall in Warwick to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“At a time when some elements of American history are being erased or sanitized, the city of Warwick continues to commemorate how three tragic hours took the lives of several Rhode Islanders with nearly 3,000 other victims,” said Representative Vella-Wilkinson. “We will not forget. Events such as these serve to bring us closer together as we honor those who fell.”

The event, which will take place on Monday, Sept. 11, will begin at 10:28 a.m. to commemorate the time when the second tower collapsed. There will be a joint police and firefighter honor guard. Speakers include Judy Cobden, a Ground Zero survivor; Sal Caiozzo, founder of “Poisoned Veterans” and commander for the Central Rhode Island Chapter of Disabled American Veterans, and others.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will honor the deceased, survivors and their families while expressing respect and thanks to all first responders. Police, firefighters and veterans are asked to wear a hat or shirt to represent your affiliation.

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903