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Several gatherings will mark 9/11 remembrance
On Wednesday, New Hampshire will remember the 9/11 attacks in ceremonies, including the 6 p.m. rededication of the Global War on Terrorism Monument at American Legion Post 35 in Hampton.
Gov. Maggie Hassan and the national commander of the American Legion will address the gathering.
Volunteers have played taps at the cemetery each evening since Memorial Day and the observance concludes each year on Sept. 11.
"It ties together those who serve in uniform, the military as well as the fire and police," he said. "Though 9/11 was in New York City, what took place after that was primarily military operations to try to right the wrong.
The ceremony is sponsored by Catholic War Veterans of New Hampshire; other veterans' service organizations also will participate.
New Hampshire Patriot Riders and Gold Wing Riders will provide a flag line, and units from veterans, emergency services, Scouting and service organizations will serve as color guards. Lakes Region Christian School's chorus, the Muchachos Drum & Bugle Corps, Elliott Smith and Manchester singer Christopher Duffley, fresh from his recent appearance at Fenway Park, will perform.
The third annual New Hampshire 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will be held Sunday, Oct. 6. Participants climb a total of 110 stories in the Brady Sullivan Plaza, 1000 Elm St., Manchester, to honor the 343 firefighters who lost their lives at the World Trade Center.
Last year, nearly 300 individuals, many representing fire departments from across New Hampshire and other New England states, made the climb, which is hosted by the Fire Instructors and Officers Association of New Hampshire.
Some of them were his friends.
Campbell was born and raised in Amherst, but moved to New York City in 1999 for a job with the fire department. He was home visiting his parents on the day of the attacks.
In its first two years, the climb here raised more than $40,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, more than any other stair climb in the country, Campbell said. "It goes to show you how much people up here really do remember and are willing to help out."For more information,visit www.nh9-11stairclimb.org.
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