FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2021
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Town of North Hempstead to Host 20th Anniversary
September 11th Memorial Service
North Hempstead, NY – On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, the Town of North Hempstead will host a 9/11 Memorial Service at 8:15 a.m. at Manhasset Valley Park, located on East Shore Road and Northern Blvd. All are welcomed to the ceremony.
This marks the 20th anniversary of the devastating September 11th attacks, and the Town will be honoring the victims, their families, and our first responders by unveiling a monument that features a 19-foot-long beam from the World Trade Center.
“The ceremony serves to provide all who endured the tragedy of September 11th an opportunity to reflect upon its impact and remember those we lost that day,” said Town Clerk Wayne Wink. “It is also a day to acknowledge remarkable acts of heroism by countless first responders who risked their own lives to save others and the passengers on Flight 93 who saved untold numbers of lives by rebelling against their hijackers.”
“This year, the Town has the distinct honor and privilege of commemorating the 56 North Hempstead residents who lost their lives on September 11th by unveiling a permanent memorial in their memory,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “It is our hope that this memorial will give the victims’ families a sense of solace knowing that the names will be indelibly etched at Manhasset Valley Park. This was an overwhelming tragedy from which we are still healing, and it is imperative that these victims are never forgotten. We encourage our residents to take a moment out of their day on September 11th to support the many families who lost a loved one 20 years ago.”
If you have any questions, please call the Office of the Town Clerk at 516-869-7610.