To the Editor:
Twenty years, and Hull has never forgotten Sept. 11, 2001. You showed up to honor and respect those who have made us the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”
What a beautiful September night we were lucky to have to pay tribute to this most memorable date.
Thank you to Select Board member Domenico Sestito, who was at his best, acknowledging the many dignitaries we had present. They all contributed their touching thoughts and words: state Rep. Joan Meschino, Fire Chief Chris Russo, Selectman John Reilly, state Rep. Patrick O’Connor, newcomer clergy Rev. Dr. Peter Preble of St. Nicholas United Methodist Church, Rev. Will Sexton of St. Ann’s, and Rabbi David Grossman of Temple Beth Sholom, the honor guards, fire, police, coast guard, bagpiper Bob Cameron, trumpeter Dickie Morris, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and many I may have forgotten.
I will never forget to mention our guest soloist from Cohasset, Lilly Sestitio, along with the ever-popular and dynamic South Shore Men of Harmony. Both have been a part of Hull’s 9/11 ceremony for the past 18 years. They joined the newly formed Interfaith Choir and made the sound of music outstanding, seeing as they never rehearsed or practiced until that evening.
To all, to everyone involved, and to you, our loyal Hullonian audience, thank you. Hopefully, we may continue this in the future.
Mary Jane Silva