PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island marked the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks by remembering the Rhode Islanders killed.
Gov. Gina Raimondo and other state officials were there as a plaque with nine names were unveiled at the 9/11 memorial at the State House.
“For nearly two decades, the 9/11 memorial has served as an important, sobering reminder to all who visit the State House that Rhode Island suffered greatly on September 11. Now, with the names of those we lost forever engraved on its face, we can ensure that future generations will never forget the personal cost of that day. It is our honor and our duty to ensure that the memories of the Rhode Islanders we lost in the attacks live on,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo.
The names on the plaque include:
- David Lawrence Angell
- Carol Marie Bouchard
- Mark Lawrence Charette
- James Edward Hayden
- Amy Nicole Jarret
- Kathryn L. Laborie
- Shawn M. Nassaney
- Renee Tetreault Newell
- Jessica Leigh Sachs
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In Warwick, a ceremony commemorating at the 9/11 anniversary was held at the Oakland Beach Seawall.
“The distance of 18 years has not diminished the sting we still feel from the events of 9/11,” said Representative Vella-Wilkinson. “Events such as these serve to bring us closer together as we honor those who fell, and it reminds us of the work we still need to do to combat terrorism around the globe.”
Warwick is also holding a candlelight vigil at the seawall at sunset. Participants are urged to bring a candle to be lighted.
Other local ceremonies include the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, Central Falls Public Safety Complex, Battleship Cove in Fall River and New Bedford fire department.