Town of Southampton, NY September 11, 2023 — The Town of Southampton Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management placed 343 flags in the ground in front of their facility in Hampton Bays in remembrance of September 11, 2001.
Staff from the Southampton Town Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management took time this morning to place 343 flags in the lawn in front of their facility to recognize and remember the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. On September 11, 2001 343 FDNY firefighters, 63 law enforcement officers and thousands of civilians lost their lives in the attack. Since September 11, 2001, countless more individuals have suffered and perished from 9-11 related illnesses as well.
Many of the fire departments in the Town of Southampton, and throughout the region, will also be sounding their horns and sirens at times between 8:46AM and 10:28AM to mark the times at which the towers were struck and fell, as well as the times that the Pentagon was struck and the time that Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
“The Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management asks everyone to take a moment today and remember all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001,” said Town Code Compliance and Emergency Management Administrator Ryan Murphy. “We remember all those who lost their lives that day just going to work as normal and all those who gave their lives in an attempt to help and rescue individuals in the Towers. It is also important to reflect and renew the spirit of our country and our communities when we recall how we pulled together in response to this horrible event in our history,” Murphy said.
The Southampton Town Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management includes the Fire Marshal’s Office, the Division of Code Enforcement, Animal Control, Emergency Preparedness and the Town Litter Crew. This is the second year that The Department has placed the flags out in remembrance of September 11, 2001.