Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00
With the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on America quickly approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the county will honor the memory of those who lost their lives. The region’s largest Remembrance Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park.
Participating in the ceremony will be Tom Van Essen, former New York City Fire Commissioner; Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre; Rabbi Dr. Marc Gellman of the Temple Beth Torah in Melville; the United States Marine Corp. District Honor Guard, the Nassau County Police Department Pipe and Drum Band and Color Guard; many Nassau County fire departments; Long Island Harmonizers; and the North Shore Pops.
“Nearly 10 Septembers have come and gone, yet time does not diminish the pain and the loss of that day, nor dull the meaning of this remembrance ceremony,” said Mangano. “As we gather to remember those we lost, we will read their names in admiration and hold their photos close to our hearts. We will recall the beauty and meaning of their lives and share the grief of the 350 Nassau County families whose lives were forever changed.”
Names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks will be read by family members at the 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 candlelight vigil at the county’s 9/11 Memorial.