Nassau County will honor the memory of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 during a sunset candlelight and remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park.
The ceremony, which will mark the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8.
“The passage of time does not diminish the tragedy that our nation suffered 12 years ago,” County Executive Ed Mangano said.
“As we prepare to observe a national day of remembrance on September 11th, it is imperative that we commemorate this day by reflecting and honoring those we lost that tragic morning and the bravery and heroism shown by first responders and our service men and women who continue to make sacrifices to secure our freedom and safety.”
Family members will read the names of those who lost their lives at the Lakeside Theatre, adjacent to the 9/11 memorial, which features two semi-transparent aluminum towers, representing the World Trade Center towers, rising 30 feet from a fountain. The memorial also contains two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center.
A candlelight vigil will immediately follow the remembrance ceremony.