Today, members of the Wake County EMS System welcomed representatives from the Terry Farrell Foundation and the “steel” from the World Trade Center. A brief but memorable ceremony commemorated the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001 and the law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS medics who lost their lives that day.
Special thanks go to the following individuals for their efforts:
FTO Seth Komansky – masterminded the event and worked hard to make it happen
DC Jeff Hammerstein – PIO and Master of Ceremonies
APPs Chris Gherardi and Patrick O’Boyle, who joined the Raleigh Police Department Honor Guard to present the colors
Raleigh Police Department – provided an escort to the “steel” and whose honor guard members participated in the presentation of the colors
Raleigh Fire Department - turned out a platoon of uniformed firefighters to attend and support the event
Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums member Chris Mogensen – provided music for the event
Board of County Commissioners Chairman Paul Coble and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin, both of who spoke to those assembled, welcoming the Foundation members to Wake County and North Carolina, and reminding us all of the appreciation our communities have for those who protect and serve. Commissioner Coble’s remarks recalled his personal contact with the World Trade Center, both before and after 9/11.
Last, we recognize the members of Wake County EMS Division who were members of the New York City EMS community on September 11, 2001:
APP Chris Gheradi
FTO Seth Komansky
Paramedic Glen Daniels
Paramedic Rich Pomerantz