A new flagpole was erected on the grounds of the Jamesport Community Center earlier this month. Photo: Peter Blasl

A ceremony honoring the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as Jamesport-area veterans, is being planned this year by the Greater Jamesport Civic Association and the East End Emerald Society.

The ceremony will take place on the grounds of the George Young Community Center in Jamesport at noon on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The two organizations have erected a new flagpole and purchased a new American flag as well as a 9/11 flag, both of which will be hoisted during the ceremony.

The groups plan to make this an annual event, Greater Jamesport Civic Association president William Van Helmond said.

The flag pole, which was erected last Friday, is located in an area of the community center grounds where monuments have been placed honoring local veterans and a Riverhead Town police officer and Vietnam veteran from Aquebogue. An old flagpole at the same location came down during a storm last winter, Van Helmond said.

The project was funded by the East End Emerald Society, he said.

Riverhead Town has one other formal 9/11 ceremony, which is held on Sept. 11 each year at the 9/11 Memorial Park on Sound Avenue at the corner of Lt. Thomas R. Kelly Drive/Park Road.

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