Hudson to observe Sept. 11 anniversary

Telegraph file photo An American flag is framed by the steel beam from Ground Zero and a companion tower erected next to it at Hudson's 9/11 Memorial at Benson Park. The elaborate memorial will host the annual observance Tuesday from 6:30-7 p.m.

HUDSON – The town’s 9/11 Memorial, installed in Benson Park and dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, will once again host Hudson’s annual memorial service.

Scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the roughly 30-minute program will feature a laying of a memorial wreath by Fire Chief Robert Buxton and Police Chief Jason Lavoie, the presentation of arms by the American Legion Post 48 color guard and brief remarks by town officials.

The observance will mark the eighth at the memorial since its dedication on Sept. 11, 2011, following a four-month installation project.

Organizers urge attendees to arrive early to walk the pathways of the memorial and take time to view the monuments and the words of tribute etched into them.

Use the main parking lot of Benson Park, which is off Kimball Hill Road a short distance from the intersection of Central Street. Follow a short path from the park entrance to the memorial.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-1256, or @Telegraph_DeanS.