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 this Thursday, September 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park, near Parking Field 6.
“As we prepare to observe a national day of remembrance on September 11, it is my distinct honor to host a Nassau County Memorial and Remembrance Observance to reflect on residents who lost their lives that tragic morning, those who respondedto render aid to our fellow citizens, those who continue to give their lives from post 9-11 injuries and to say thank you to our first responders and our service men and women who continue to make sacrifices to secure our freedom and safety.”
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.
The 9/11 Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance Ceremony is sponsored by MSC Industrial Direct.