MINEOLA, NY (August 26, 2020) - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that Nassau County will commemorate the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with a Remembrance and Recitation of Names Ceremony on Thursday, September 10th, beginning at 4:30 pm at the 9/11 Memorial at Eisenhower Park. While all are invited to honor those lost in-person, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, residents are encouraged to attend this year’s ceremony virtually by watching live on the County’s website: Nassaucountyny.gov/September11. During the ceremony, access to the 9/11 Memorial will be prioritized for family members of the victims of the attacks, along with first responders who continue to make sacrifices to secure our freedom and safety.
“The passing of time will not dim the memory of that day or weaken the spirit of our residents and heroic first responders,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “We will honor the bravery and heroism shown by our first-responders and everyday people who stepped up during a time of crisis, while commemorating and reflecting on those we lost and continue to lose.”
The Remembrance Ceremony will include surviving family members reading of names of residents who lost their lives in the attacks. The 9/11 Memorial at Eisenhower Park features plaques inscribed with the names of the 348 Nassau County victims who lost their lives on that day, along with two semi-transparent aluminum towers, representing the World Trade Center towers, and two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center.