Dear colleagues,

Our nation is preparing to remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001 on the 15th Anniversary of that horrific day. As chaplains in the fire service we are often asked to participate in 9/11 services. The New York State Association of Fire Chaplains, Inc. sends the attached files and the resources listed below in hopes of serving the members of our association.

In preparing for the 911 Services, here are some resources that we have found helpful:

Director Ruston sent the following resources:

From the Oregon Catholic Press:

This includes a hymn specifically written in remembrance of 9/11, an Intercessory Prayer and an Anniversary Prayer

“The Text This Week” – provides lectionary resources to remember the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 on 9/11/01, which was also a Sunday. There are readings, sermons and

many other resources.

17 PowerPoint slides with brief history and ends with “Freedom Tower”

The 9/11 Facebook page with memorials, pictures, etc.

Chief Chaplain Van Houten sent the first attached file (“Walden Service 2015 Boat Rescue”)

Director Lundy sent the second attached file (“911 Memorial by Chaplain Lundy”).

Over the years 2nd Deputy Chief Chaplain VanWie has used the next three files (“Welcome to 911 Service”, “September 11 Timeline and Casualties” and “Striking the Four Fives”)

The last file is from Chief Billy Goldfeder and discusses the lingering effects of 9/11 based on a New York Post article (“911 Lingering Effects from The Secret List”).

Again, we hope these will be helpful as you prepare to remember the events of September 11, 2001.

Here to serve,

Chief Chaplain James Van Houten

Executive Secretary William Miles

Director Spence Kennedy, West Central Region

Director Samuel Lundy, North Region

Director Robert Ruston, Southeast Region

           2nd Deputy Chief Chaplain Leon VanWie