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Hometown Hernando for Oct. 16

Wellington community remembers Sept. 11, 2001: Members of the Wellington at Seven Hills’ honor guard were joined by Hernando County Fire Rescue Station 5 personnel to commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, with a ceremony and the placing of a wreath in front of the Wellington community flag pole. Several hundred community residents attended the “A Day Never to be Forgotten” ceremony. Standing with the wreath prior to the ceremony are, from left: Tim Lair, Capt. Alan Regis and Joe Garda, all with Station 5, and honor guard members Anthony Nicita, commander; Anthony Bogus, vice commander; Lenny Orlando; Joseph Tokarz; Richard Shipp; Chip Cipolla, and Larry Moore, the honor guard leader. After the placement of the wreath, Shipp, the acting chaplain, read a prayer in memory of those lost in the terrorist attacks. Resident Jack Russell shared his personal recollections of that day. The ceremony ended with honor guard members performing a left face and marching away.
Wellington community remembers Sept. 11, 2001: Members of the Wellington at Seven Hills’ honor guard were joined by Hernando County Fire Rescue Station 5 personnel to commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, with a ceremony and the placing of a wreath in front of the Wellington community flag pole. Several hundred community residents attended the “A Day Never to be Forgotten” ceremony. Standing with the wreath prior to the ceremony are, from left: Tim Lair, Capt. Alan Regis and Joe Garda, all with Station 5, and honor guard members Anthony Nicita, commander; Anthony Bogus, vice commander; Lenny Orlando; Joseph Tokarz; Richard Shipp; Chip Cipolla, and Larry Moore, the honor guard leader. After the placement of the wreath, Shipp, the acting chaplain, read a prayer in memory of those lost in the terrorist attacks. Resident Jack Russell shared his personal recollections of that day. The ceremony ended with honor guard members performing a left face and marching away.
Published Oct. 14, 2013

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