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These ceremonies, services, and charitable organizations help Westchester residents give solemn remembrance to the events of September 11.
On September 11, Westchester County pays tribute to those we lost 22 years prior with solemn, personal ceremonies and community vigils. Here’s where you can go to honor those lost in or impacted by the World Trade Center attacks.
White Plains — 2-6 p.m.
The City of White Plains will be hosting its annual blood drive from 2-6 p.m. at the Thomas H. Slater Center in the multi-purpose room.
Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow — 10 a.m.
At the annual memorial, the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow fire departments will gather at Patriots Park to honor those who passed on 9/11. The program will begin at 10 a.m.
Irvington — 8:30 a.m.
Mayor Brian C. Smith, the village’s fire, EMT, and police personnel will lead the village’s ceremony on the morning of September 11. The ceremony will be held at the southern end of Scenic Hudson Park.
Greenburgh — 9:30 a.m.
The town’s official ceremony will be held at AF Veteran Park memorial. The ceremony will begin at exactly 9:30 a.m. In addition, a committee which includes Greenburgh firefighters, first responders, artists, and town staff are looking for ways to re-envision and revitalize the Memorial Wall. Greenburgh’s 9-11 Memorial Mural is 120 feet tall and made up of 1,836 6×6 individually painted tiles. It was created in 2002 with the help of Westchester artists, the Westchester Arts Council, and artist Ron Mineo.
Valhalla — 3 p.m.
Westchester and Westchester County Executive George Latimer will be honoring community members lost in the September 11 attacks at the Kensico Dam Plaza. The memorial service will take place at The Rising, a monument unveiled on the fifth anniversary of 9/11.
Ardsley — 8:30 a.m.
A public ceremony will be held at Firefighter Park (near Addyman Square).
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Croton-on-Hudson, Buchanan, and Cortlandt — 4 p.m.
The towns of Croton-on-Hudson and Cortlandt and the Village of Buchanan will host their annual tri-municipal memorial ceremony once again this year at the 9/11 memorial sculpture at Croton Landing. For an afternoon commemoration, the sculpture, utilizing a steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center, functions as a sun dial, marking spots along the ground at the precise times of significant moments from September 11, 2001. If it’s raining, the ceremony will be held at the Harmon Firehouse.
Dobbs Ferry — 12:30 p.m.
The Dobbs Ferry Fire Department will be holding the town’s 9/11 ceremony this year. It will take place at the village’s Waterfront Park.
Larchmont & Mamaroneck — 5 p.m.
The twin communities return with their traditional ceremony at Girl Scout Rock in Memorial Park this year.
Mount Kisco — 9 a.m.
This year, Mount Kisco will host a unique mobile exhibit, The Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit. It arrived yesterday morning and will be open to the public for viewing on Saturday and Sunday and part of Monday afternoon behind the firehouse at 29 Green St. Festivities will begin after the ceremony, this Saturday at 9 a.m. The exhibit includes artifacts from the Twin Towers such as the buildings’ steel and radio transmissions from first responders, among other items.
New Castle — 6 p.m.
A remembrance ceremony will be held at Gedney Park on Millwood Rd.
North Castle — 5 p.m.
The town’s memorial will take place at the gazebo in Wampus Brook Park.
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Rye — 5:30 p.m.
The city will hold a commemorative ceremony at the Locust Ave Firehouse beginning at 3 p.m.
White Plains — 8:30 a.m.
As is tradition, six flags will fly at City Hall to commemorate the six White Plains residents who died on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will take place at Liberty Park on Lake Street. The traditional laying of wreaths and solemn reflections and memories will be laid at the city’s 9/11 memorial.
Yonkers — 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The city will hold two ceremonies for local residents, the first beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 memorial on the Yonkers waterfront. The second memorial will be held at Conor Park on Central Ave in the evening at 7 p.m.
Yorktown — 4:30 p.m.
Yorktown will hold its 9/11 ceremony at the Yorktown 9/11 monument next to the John C. Hart Memorial Library. The commemoration ceremony will also be webcasted on the town’s Facebook page.
Other September 11 Events
Once again, Volunteer New York! hosts a bevy of community projects throughout Westchester County as part of its Serve + Remember campaign from September 8-10. Events include park community gardening, creating literacy kits, wildflower woods clean-up, making blankets for Project Linus or cards for active military at Iona College or Westchester Community College, and more.