Event Marks 11th Anniversary of 9/11 Attack on America
With the 11th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Attack on America quickly approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the County will honor the memory of those who lost their lives. The Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance Ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park, near Parking Field 6.
“As we remember the events that took place nearly eleven years ago, we have a duty to those who lost their lives that day, and those who continue to fight and sacrifice for our freedom and security, to never forget,” said County Executive Mangano. “This is a very special opportunity to say thank you to the first responders, our service men and women and also to their families who share them with us as they continue to keep us safe.”
Names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks will be read by family members at Lakeside Theatre, adjacent to Nassau County’s 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park. The memorial features two semi-transparent aluminum towers, representing the World Trade Center towers, rising 30 feet from a fountain, and also contains two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center.
Immediately following the Remembrance Ceremony, attendees will participate in a moving candle light vigil at the County’s 9/11 Memorial.