Threatening skies fail to cancel 9/11 remembrance

By Tracy Kinne

Skies were threatening, thunder rumbled in the distance and a few stray, light raindrops blew in the breeze at Henley Park in Phoenix a little after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The village’s annual Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony was due to start in less than 30 minutes, and the National Weather Service had issued a severe storm watch.

“It’s going to go around us,” said Dan Dunn, a chief officer of Phoenix Enterprise Fire Co. No. 1.

Other firefighters raised a flag between ladder trucks from the Phoenix and Moyers Corners fire departments.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Phoenix post, lined up along the Oswego Canal. Members of Boy Scout Troop 750 scurried around.

Young people handed out red, white and blue helium-filled balloons to spectators, who were setting up lawn chairs.

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