9/11 memorial event, candlelight vigil to be held at Oakland Beach

Represenative Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) and Represenative Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick) are inviting the public to attend a memorial service at Oakland Beach in Warwick on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“The distance of 18 years has not diminished the sting we still feel from the events of 9/11,” said Representative Vella-Wilkinson in the press release. “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.”

According to the press release, the event will begin at 10:15 a.m. by military veterans.  There will be a call for a moment of silence at 10:28, when the first tower fell. The Rev. Robert Marciano, pastor of St. Kevin Church in Warwick, has agreed to offer the invocation and benediction. After remarks by Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon Sr., there will be a reading of the names, placement of flags; recitation of the 9-11 tribute poem and Taps at the sea wall where the Warwick 9-11 monument is located.

A candlelight vigil will take place on the same day at the same location at sunset. Participants are urged to bring a candle to be lighted at the vigil.