The Sound Park Heights Civic Association will host its annual candlelight walk and remembrance service Wednesday evening at the 9/11 Memorial Park on Sound Avenue and Lt. Thomas Kelly Memorial Drive (Park Road).
There will be a procession from Marine Street in Reeves Park to the memorial beginning at 6:15 p.m., followed by a ceremony at the four-acre park dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
The Reeves Park community has been holding a memorial service on the corner of Sound Avenue and Lt. Thomas Kelly Memorial Drive since 2010, even before the park itself was established in 2013.
The tiny Sound-front community lost two residents in the collapse of the twin towers 18 years ago. Both were NYC firefighters who died trying to rescue people trapped inside the towers: Thomas Kelly, 38 and Jonathan Ielpi, 29.
A third Riverhead resident, Derrick Washington of Calverton, a 33-year-old Verizon technician, perished in the World Trade Center.
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