NASSAU COUNTY, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran last evening hosted Nassau County’s 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Remembrance and Recitation of Names Ceremony at Eisenhower Park. The ceremony included surviving family members reading the names of residents who lost their lives in the attacks, as well the unveiling of a new 9/11 Responders Monument. The 6,500-pound, red granite monument pays tribute to the first responders who lost their lives to illness years after joining the rescue and recovery operation at ground zero in the wake of the attack on September 11, 2001. This new monument is being added to the park’s existing 9/11 Memorial which honors the 348 Nassau residents who lost their lives on 9/11 - one of the largest completed memorials to the victims of the 9/11 attacks in the nation.
“The passage of time will not dim the memory of that day or weaken the spirit of our residents and 9/11 heroes. Twenty years later, we honor the bravery of first responders and everyday New Yorkers who put their lives on the line to save others, and remember those taken from us too soon. We will never forget,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
“The Nassau County 9/11 Memorial is a solemn reminder of the thousands of individuals that lost their lives during the terrorist attack twenty years ago in which Nassau County lost 348 of its residents. Let us never forget the past and always remember our heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice after the attack and those who still perish from 9/11 related illnesses,” said Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder.