Chester On Sept. 11, 2001, Steve Neuhaus was Walden's deputy village manager and one of 18 first responders from Walden who traveled to Ground Zero to offer assistance. Neuhaus, now the Town of Chester supervisor, was honored at Walden's night of remembrance and candlelight vigil on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. He was one of three guest speakers who talked about what happened during the hours and days following the attack. "We are proud of our Walden first responders and will never forget their service, commitment, and courage," Walden Mayor Brian Maher told the crowd of 300. "Supervisor Neuhaus' leadership ten years ago and the willingness of our community to respond without hesitation is a moment in our history that will always define Walden's character and resolve." Eighteen people from Walden's department of public works, police department and fire department were given memorial 9/11 pins and certificates of appreciation from state senate, state assembly, and congressional representatives.