Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00The ten-year anniversary of 9/11’s terrorist attacks on downtown Manhattan will be marked across the country with somber memorials and solemn reflection. It is an understatement to say the events of that morning shocked and horrified this entire nation. As the day proceeded, grim realities also brought out the best in many Americans who had no choice but to make every effort to pitch in wherever possible in the aftermath of such a brutal, unforeseen travesty.
The Glen Cove area has a unique relationship to that day, being connected to the city by a ferry. The community came together here, with many going far and beyond to help wherever help could be offered. Because of this, Glen Cove is organizing a memorial event on the evening of Sept. 11, 2011 at Morgan Park.
City of Glen Cove Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi anticipates a day of “healing, bonding and rejuvenation.” He said, “We want to commemorate the day with a solemn evening of remembrance… We will be reconnecting to remember our brothers and sisters who died – as Americans, and as a community that always seems to do what’s needed.”
The event will involve area first responders, civic leaders, clergy, students – bringing together people who were involved 10 years ago and those who wish to hear more about what went on. The plans include a procession, songs, open prayers and a candlelight ceremony.
More information will be available in the weeks leading up to the event as details are provided.
One of the best records of the events of that day from a local perspective can be found in former Record Pilot editor Zefy Christopoulos’ Sept. 13, 2001 article, which is reprinted on this page.