KVFD joined 9/11 ceremony

The Town of Kent dedicated a memorial to 9/11 on Thursday, Sept. 11 outside of Kent Town Hall and the Kent Volunteer Fire Department was invited to participate.

The memorial, which is a stone with a plaque on it, is dedicated to James Gadiel, who was killed during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.

A color guard from the American Legion Hall Jennings Post No. 153 was also present.

The short ceremony took place outside the front door, where the stone is located. Peter Gadiel, James’ father, shared some words.

The marker states, “In Memoriam to the 2,997 people killed by Islamist extremists on September 11, 2001. Among those murdered at the World Trade Center in New York City was lifelong Kent resident James Gadiel, age 23, a gentleman and a gentle man.”

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