With the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America quickly approaching, Nassau County will honor the memory of those who lost their lives. A sunset candlelight remembrance ceremony is scheduled to take place this Monday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park, near Parking Field 6.
“The passage of time does not diminish the tragedy that our nation suffered 13 years ago,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano. “As we prepare to observe a national day of remembrance on September 11, it is imperative that we commemorate this day by reflecting and by honoring those we lost that tragic morning and the bravery and heroism shown by first responders and our service men and women who continue to make sacrifices to secure our freedom and safety.”
At the ceremony, family members will read the names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks. The memorial features two semi-transparent aluminum towers rising 30 feet from a fountain, and it contains two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center.