With the 13th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and members of the Nassau County community joined Father Kevin Smith in a moment of prayer during the county’s annual ceremony, held this year on Monday, September 8.
Hundreds of people gathered at the sunset remembrance ceremony held in Eisenhower Park to remember not only those lost on that tragic day, but also the beauty and meaning of their lives.
Nassau County Executive Mangano stated, “September 11th will forever be a day when we devote ourselves to remember that freedom is not free. Together, we share the grief of the 349 Nassau County families whose lives were forever changed and remember the loved ones lost on that tragic day. We remember the pain of those who lost mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, wives, husbands, friends, and family.”
Joining 9/11 family members on stage were Nassau County Chaplain Father Kevin Smith, Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter, County Executive Ed Mangano, Rabbi Barry Dov Schwartz, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, Legislator Rose Walker, Assemblyman Dave McDonough, and Assemblyman Charles Levine.