11 September 2011: Day of Remembrance in Moncton
To commemorate the events of September 11, 2001, the City of Moncton held a Day of Remembrance event. Guest speakers included U.S. Consul General Anton K. Smith, Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc, Member of Parliament Robert Goguen, Provincial Minister of Public Affairs Robert Trevors and James Fennell, 15th District Vice-President, IAFF.
The event was held outdoors in Victoria Park with over 200 people present. Bonnie Mollott Keefer, a Pennsylvanian whose plane was diverted on 9/11, returned to Moncton for the ceremony. She was very happy to be at today's event, and remarked that it meant a lot to her to be able to meet some of the people she had come in contact with so many years ago.
Consul General Smith presented the City with a plaque thanking the people for their generosity, compassion and hospitality following the terrible events of 9/11. In addition, the event featured helmet and bell ceremonies.