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9/11 Ceremonies and Memorials to Visit in Westchester County

Photo courtesy of Westchester County Government

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 21 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.

September 9

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.

September 11

Irvington — 8:45 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.

Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow — 9 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 9 a.m.

Greenburgh — 9:45 a.m.

The town’s official ceremony will be held at Memorial Wall at Richard Presser Park on Central Ave in Hartsdale. Fairview, Hartsdale, and Greenville Fire departments are co-sponsoring this memorial service. 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 will be honoring community members lost in the September 11 attacks at the Kensico Dam Plaza, and virtually through a live stream on the county’s Facebook page. The memorial service will take place at The Rising, a monument unveiled on the fifth anniversary of 9/11. There is also a new memorial dedicated to local first responders who died because of 9/11-related illnesses. The stones are engraved with the names of first responders in the area who have passed.

Ardsley — 8:40 a.m.

A public ceremony will be held at Ardsley Firehouse on Ashford Ave.

Croton-on-Hudson, Buchanan, and Cortlandt — 1 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 early 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.


9/11 Memorial | Courtesy Village of Buchanan

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 — 6:15 p.m.

A public ceremony will be held at 6:15 p.m. at the 9/11 memorial on Main St, adjacent to the Mount Kisco Public Library.

New Castle — 5:30 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.

Pelham — 8:20 a.m.

Pelham PD, Pelham FD, and American Legion Pelham Post 50 will host a public ceremony at the Pelham 9/11 Memorial on Pelham Ave at 8:20 a.m.

Pound Ridge — noon

Head to the Pound Ridge Fire Station on Westchester Ave for the PRFD observance ceremony at noon. This ceremony will honor the victims, families, first responders, and survivors.

Rye — 3 p.m.

The city will be holding a commemorative ceremony at the Locust Ave Firehouse beginning at 3 p.m.

White Plains — 8 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. The 9/11 Flag of Honor, an American flag bearing the names of all 2,983 known killed in the attacks, which has already appeared at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in NYC, will be displayed and hung later in the White Plains City Hall rotunda.

Yonkers — 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The city will hold two ceremonies for local residents, the first beginning early at the 9/11 memorial on the Yonkers waterfront at 8:30 a.m. A second memorial will be held at Conor Park on Central Ave in the evening at 7:30 p.m.

Yorktown — 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The town will be holding two 9/11 remembrance ceremonies. The first at the Shrub Oak Memorial Pavilion at 4 p.m. The illumination ceremony will be held at Granite Knolls Park at 8 p.m.

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 10-11. Events include park community gardening, packing arts and craft bundles, painting and revitalizing a local nonprofit, making blankets for Project Linus or cards for active military at Iona College or Westchester Community College, and more.

Richie Stegilman will host the 9/11 Motorcycle Run BBQ event this year on September 18. The event will be held at Town Hall on 40 Mill Rd. in Eastchester. There will be local vendors supporting this event and local charities.

Read More: Westchester Families Remember the Loved Ones They Lost on 9/11


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