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Remembering The Local Victims of September 11, 2001

Tuesday, Sept. 11 will be the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

There are many local memorial services available for residents. Nassau County’s ceremonies were scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6 at Eisenhower Park.

At 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 the Town of Hempstead will hold its 9-11 Memorial Service at Town Park Point Lookout, on Lido Blvd. A service of remembrance alongside the waters of the Atlantic will be held.

The 9/11 Memorial, located at the former World Trade Center is open to the public, available for tours. Reservations are required; passes can be obtained at Tours are available daily, beginning at 10 a.m.

The thousands of names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, are inscribed on bronze panels surrounding the 9/11 Memorial’s twin pools. Panel locations are available at, through an interactive smartphone application and on kiosk directories located within the plaza.

Following is a list of local victims by hometown, name, age and employer, who perished in the attacks.

East Meadow:

Charles (Carlos) Dominguez, 34, Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
Ann McGovern, 68, Aon Corp.


Paul W. Jurgens, 47, Port Authority of NY/NJ
Lt. Ronald T. Kerwin, 42, FDNY
George Merkouris, 35, Carr Futures
Robert Parro, 35, FDNY
Richard Poulos, 55, Cantor Fitzgerald   
Jeffrey J. Shaw, 42, Forest Electric Corp.


Timothy Haskell, 34, FDNY
Matthew Lancelot Ryan, 54, FDNY
Wayne Saloman, 43, Cantor Fitzgerald


Richard Anthony Aceto, 42, Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
Dennis M. Carey, 51, FDNY
Lee S. Fehling, 28, FDNY
Charles Wilson Magee, 51, Silverstein Properties
Brian G. McDonnell, 38, NYPD
Joseph Mistrulli, 47, Bronx Builders
Robert Sliwak, 42, Cantor Fitzgerald   
Paul Talty, 40, NYPD

Wendell S. Storms of Levittown submitted a poem that has been included in the Levittown Tribune for the past couple of years:


T’was the eleventh of September
In the year Two Thousand One,
And in the evening darkness
As that fateful day was done,
Our majestic New York City
Smoldered ‘neath the setting sun.

In silence through the fading rays
Moving slowly toward the sea,
A ghostly plume of smoke and dust
Now marked the tragedy.
Out of grief and out of sorrow
There will dawn that new tomorrow.

It shall rise from out of ashes
There will be a brighter day
For the lady in her harbor
Will guide and lead the way.
From the horror of the cauldron
Where so many lives were hurled,
There may come a new beginning
Of a more united World.