Kensington VFD Hosting 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance

by Cordell Pugh

The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) is hosting a Remembrance Ceremony to mark the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. The Remembrance will take place on Saturday, September 11, at the KVFD’s 9/11 Memorial.

The KVFD’s 9/11 Memorial features artifact metal from the World Trade Center, as well as a piece of the damaged limestone façade of the Pentagon. The Memorial is located next to KVFD Station 705, at 10620 Connecticut Avenue in Old Town Kensington.

Speakers at this Saturday’s Remembrance will include US Senator Chris Van Hollen, former CIA Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash, MCFRS Fire Chief Scott Goldstein, former KVFD Chief James Stanton, Kensington Mayor Tracey Furman, and others.

The Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad Color Guard and the Montgomery County Firefighter Pipes and Drums will also be at the Remembrance, presenting the colors and closing out the event.

This Saturday’s Remembrance will also be streamed online. For those attending in person, parking is available at several locations in Kensington.


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