Ceremonies Set To Remember 9/11 In The Hudson Valley
Here are the ceremonies and remembrances in and around the mid-Hudson Valley.
By Michael Woyton, Patch Staff | Sep 10, 2018 6:43 pm ET
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — All around the Hudson Valley Tuesday people will be taking the opportunity to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday that flags on state government buildings will be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, Sept. 11 in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.
"Nearly 17 years ago, New York was dealt a blow so devastating that the loss and suffering are still felt to this day. On Sept. 11, 2001, the lives of countless Americans were forever changed in an instant as thousands of innocent men, women, and children perished in the deadliest terror attack this nation has ever seen," he said.
"We will never forget these individuals and the selfless heroes who did not make it home that day. Today, we honor those we lost and thank the brave law enforcement officers, firefighters, medical professionals and other first responders who saved so many lives in the wake of this unspeakable tragedy. We also remember the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces including the New York National Guard who protected our freedom then and continue to do so now at home and abroad. New York is eternally grateful for their service to our nation," Cuomo said.
Here is a roundup of the 9/11 ceremonies and remembrances in the Hudson Valley:
Croton-on-Hudson: Buchanan, Cortlandt and Croton joint Memorial Ceremony, 4 p.m. Sept. 11, Croton Landing Park. Shuttle service will be available to the site of the memorial.
Dobbs Ferry: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Waterfront Park, Dobbs Ferry.
Greenburgh: 9/11 Ceremony, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11, at the Hartsdale Station One firehouse located at 25 South Central Avenue, Hartsdale.
Irvington: September 11th Ceremony, 8:30 a.m., Sept. 11, Scenic Hudson Park, Irvington.
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: Memorial Service, 6:15 p.m. Sept. 11, 100 Main St.
Ossining, Briarcliff Manor: Ceremony at 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Ossining Riverfront. Residents of the communities of Ossining/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: 9/11 Memorial Service, 8 p.m. Sept. 11, American Legion Post #8, 112 North Ave., New Rochelle.9/11 Memorial Ceremony, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, Amy's Greenhouse, Barnard Early Childhood Center, 129 Barnard Rd., New Rochelle. RSVP 914-261-7371 or email@example.com.
City of Rye: 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Locust Avenue Fire House.
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: September 11 Tribute, 8 a.m., Sept. 11, Liberty Park on Lake Street.Blood Drive, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11, City Hall, 255 Main St., White Plains. Pre-registration available at www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code WPCITYHALL.
Yorktown: 17th Anniversary Sept. 11th Remembrance, 5 p.m. Sept. 11, Shrub Oak Memorial Pavilion, next to the John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 East Main St., Shrub Oak.
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.
City of Newburgh: Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11, 9/11 Memorial, Park Place.
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.
East Fishkill: Memorial Ceremony, 6 p.m. Sept. 11, Town Hall, 330 Route 376 Hopewell Junction. Music begins at 6 p.m.; program, at 7 p.m.
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, 6:30 p.m. Mesier Park and Homestead at the Gazebo, East Main Street and Route 9D, Wappingers Falls.
Clarkstown: Memorial Ceremony. 5-6 p.m. Sept. 11.Clarkstown Town Hall
Haverstraw: Memorial Ceremony, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Haverstraw Bay County Park, 21 Gagan Road, Haverstraw, Rockland County memorial site. County Executive Ed Day will join local officials, family members, clergy and others to observe the 17th anniversary of the, 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 AM in remembrance of the attack on the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and again at 9:03 AM 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, PA, 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.
Orangetown: Remembrance Service, 6 p.m. Sept.11, at the Town Hall Lawn Monument.
Piermont: There will be a 9/11 Ceremony at the Piermont Firehouse at 8:30 AM in front of the flag pole. The ceremony is open to the public. Please arrive by 8:30 AM.
Rockland Community College: 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony, 8:15 a.m. Sept. 11, 9/11 Memorial Garden, RCC Academic Quad. RCC's Memorial Garden includes a sculpture – Spirit Rising by Eric David Laxman – made with steel salvaged from the Ground Zero remains of the World Trade Center site in New York City. The garden also includes benches and a powerful inscription of the 9/11 poem "Out of the Blue" by Dan Masterson, Rockland County's poet laureate and a professor emeritus at RCC, where he taught English for some 50 years. Saplings nurtured from the WTC Survivor Tree are planted nearby.
Carmel: 7:30 a.m. memorial mass at St. James Church, Route 52.
Carmel: 8 p.m. candlelight vigil, Spain Park, Route 52 and Fair Street.
If there are any other ceremonies being held that aren't on this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.