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Ceremonies Set To Remember 9/11 In The Hudson Valley

Patch logo Patch 9/7/2019 Lanning Taliaferro
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NANUET, NY — All around the Hudson Valley people are taking the opportunity to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. It was 18 years ago that planes struck the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a plane crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

On Wednesday, there will be moments of silence, the reading of names of those who perished and time for reflection.

Many have already signed up for volunteer work as a memorial. SEE: 9/11 Anniversary: Serve And Remember

Here is a roundup of the 9/11 ceremonies and remembrances in the Hudson Valley:

Rockland County

Clarkstown: Memorial Ceremony. 5-6 p.m. Sept. 11. Clarkstown Town Hall

Rockland County: Memorial Ceremony, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Haverstraw Bay County Park, 21 Gagan Road, Haverstraw, Rockland County memorial site. County officials will join family members, clergy and others on Wednesday to observe the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Family members will read the names of the Rockland County victims. There will be a tolling of the bell followed by a moment of silent prayer at 8:46 a.m. in remembrance of the attack on the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and again at 9:03 a.m. in memory of the attack on the South Tower. Four more bells will toll in remembrance of the attack on the Pentagon, the collapse of the South Tower, the crash of flight 93 into Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the collapse of the North Tower.

Nyack: Hometown Heroes Dedication, 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Fishing Pier in Memorial Park. It will be proceeded at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation about the Eagle Scout Project. The color guard will have a salute in honor of each of those being remembered – Jon Albert, Welles Crowther, Stacey Sennas McGowan, Joe Stach and Harry Wanamaker.

Westchester County

Croton-on-Hudson: Buchanan, Cortlandt and Croton joint Memorial Ceremony, procession starting at 4 p.m. Sept. 11, Croton Landing Park. Shuttle service will be available to the site of the memorial.

Eastchester: The Town of Eastchester will hold its annual September 11th Memorial Service at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Town Hall, 40 Mill Rd.

Greenburgh: 9/11 Ceremony, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11, at Richard Presser Park, 218 N. Central Avenue, Hartsdale.

Mamaroneck: Tri-Municipal Annual September 11th Memorial Ceremony, 5 p.m. Sept. 11, "Girl Scout Rock" in Memorial Park, Myrtle Boulevard. Location is on Myrtle Boulevard between Chatsworth and Baldwin avenues, opposite Plates Restaurant in Larchmont.

Mount Kisco: The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the memorial next to the Mount Kisco Public Library.

Ossining, Briarcliff Manor: Ceremony at 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Louis Engel Waterfront Park. Residents of the communities of Ossining and Briarcliff, the Briarcliff Manor FD, Ossining PD, OVAC, and village & town officials will be present.

Peekskill: 9/11 ceremony will take place at The Sam Oitice Heroes Remembered Memorial at the Riverfront at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

New Rochelle: The 9/11 Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the New Rochelle American Legion Post 8, 112 North Avenue.

Valhalla: Annual 9/11 Commemoration at "The Rising," 3 p.m. Sept. 11, The Rising Memorial at Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway Rd., Vahalla.

White Plains: On Wednesday, Sept. 11, six American flags will fly from City Hall as homage to the residents of White Plains who gave their lives. A Remembrance Ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. at Liberty Park on Lake Street, the permanent memorial site for these residents. The ceremony will include a flag rising, wreath laying, prayer, reflections and reminiscences of this historic day in history.

The White Plains personnel department and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at City hall, 255 Main St. in White Plains. Pre-registration is available at www.redcrossblood.org Sponsor code WPCITYHALL.

Yorktown: Remembrance Service at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Shrub Oak Memorial Pavilion, 1130 East Main St., next to the John C. Hart Memorial Library.

Mid-Hudson Valley

Fishkill: Memorial Service, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Van Wyck Hall, 1095 Main St., Fishkill.

LaGrange: 9/11 Memorial, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Stringham Park Memorial Plaza, Stringham Road, LaGrange.

Poughkeepsie: 9/11 Memorial Service, 9 a.m. Sept. 11, City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie

Town of Wappinger: Remembrance Ceremony, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Sgt. Mark C. Palmateer Memorial 9/11 Park, Old Hopewell Road and Route 9, Wappingers Falls.

Hyde Park: Candlelight Ceremony, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Paul Tegtmeier Memorial Site, Hackett Hill Park, 59 E. Market St., Hyde Park. Candles will be distributed at 6:30 p.m. with ceremony at 7 p.m.

New Hackensack Fire Company, Wappingers Falls: Memorial Service, 6 p.m., Sept. 11, New Hackensack Fire Company, 217 Myers Corners Rd., Wappingers Falls.

Village of Wappingers Falls: Memorial Ceremony, 6 p.m. Mesier Park and Homestead, East Main Street and Route 9D, Wappingers Falls.

Putnam County

Putnam County's annual September 11th Candle Light Vigil will be held on Wednesday, September 11th at the Putnam Heroes Memorial located at Corner Stone Park, 1 Fair Street, Carmel at 8:00pm.

In the Vigil, we remember those eight citizens of Putnam County who died at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 and the seven Putnam citizens who have passed as a result of their actions in the aftermath of that faithful day. This years’ service will include a dedication of two additional names to the Memorial. The two names being added are; Mahopac resident, Lieutenant Thomas Roberts L-40 (formally E-84,L34 ), FDNY and Carmel resident, Detective Thomas Lyons, Bronx Narcotics, NYPD/FOP LODGE Brother.

For those wishing to attend, preceding the Candle Light vigil there will be a Mass of Remembrance at Saint James the Apostle Church, 14 Gleneida Ave, Carmel at 7:00pm

If there are any other ceremonies being held that aren't on this list, please email michael.woyton@patch.com.

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