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Sept. 11

Preserving the memories and meaning of 9/11 for the next generation

by Sep 12, 2023
Twenty-two years after the attacks, the need to remember that day and what it meant weighed heavily on the minds of people speaking at the ceremonies Monday. The refrain “Never Forget” takes on new meaning for those who bore witness to the events and are charged with conveying their meaning to succeeding generations. Photos

‘Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans’: Embrace the unexpected.

by Sep 10, 2023
The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 drove home this life lesson for all New Yorkers. Everything can change in an instant.

Sept. 11 memorial services set

by Sep 6, 2023
The Town of Riverhead will host a prayer ceremony honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks at the World Trade Center Memorial at the corner of Riley and Edwards avenues in Calverton at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11.

Annual candlelight walk and remembrance service set for Monday at 9/11 Memorial Park

by Sep 5, 2023
The Sound Park Heights Civic Association will host its annual candlelight walk and remembrance service Monday evening at the 9/11 Memorial Park on Sound Avenue and Lt. Thomas Kelly Memorial Road (Park Road), following a candlelight walk from Marine Street to the park, which will begin at 6 p.m.

Riverhead remembers Sept. 11 attacks with ceremonies, reflections

by Sep 12, 2021
Twenty years worth of perspective on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has brought into focus the importance of how America responded to the attack as a nation, speakers told their audiences at the three remembrance ceremonies held in Riverhead yesterday.

‘Never forget’ is more than a slogan — it’s a call to truly remember

by Sep 10, 2021
On Sept. 11, we keep hearing “Never Forget.” In all honesty, sometimes I try to forget. The truth is, I will never forget. I cannot forget the sound of my husband’s voice when he called me from his office at the World Trade Center, sounding out of breath like he had just run a marathon. “Could you turn on the TV? Something happened. We felt an explosion. The building shook and there’s debris falling.”

Riverhead Town to hold ceremony on 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

by Sep 3, 2021
Riverhead Town will hold a ceremony at World Trade Center Memorial Park in Calverton on Saturday, Sept. 11 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Sept. 11 ceremony to take place at memorial park on Sound Avenue Friday evening

by Sep 10, 2020
Riverhead residents will mark the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks Friday evening at 9/11 Memorial Park on the corner of Sound Avenue and Lt. Thomas Kelly Memorial Drive (Park Road).

Jamesport memorial service salutes 9/11 heroes and our nation’s veterans

by Sep 15, 2018
Local residents gathered on the green in Jamesport this afternoon for the first annual Jamesport Memorial Service honoring the heroes of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, military veterans and police. Photos.

Hope and the next generation: 17 years after the day of terror, life goes on

by Sep 12, 2018
“This is what it’s all about: the next generation and hope for the future.” - Bob Kelly, who lost his brother and fellow NYC firefighter, Thomas in the World Trade Center attack, with his one-year-old grandson at a remembrance service at Sept. 11 Memorial Park.