Stamford community pays tribute to lives lost in 9/11
The Stamford community came together Monday to honor victims who died on 9/11 -- which includes 10 residents of Stamford.
An indoor ceremony was held Monday night at Woodside Firehouse.
For the past decade, the firehouse has been a place where people remember the victims and visit its 9/11 memorial.
The memorial was built in 2011 as a part of a group effort by the members of Station 5. All materials and services used to build the memorial were donated.
The deputy fire chief at the time was a metal worker, which is what inspired the design. Firefighters drilled the holes of the monument by hand. Now that memorial is a gathering place.
"It's just a nice way to commemorate and remember and show you are vigilant, that never forget actually means something," says retired Stamford Fire Deputy Chief Tom Gloersen.