Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00All residents, their families and friends are invited to attend the town’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony to honor the memory of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The Town of Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. at Tobay Beach.
“The town’s September 11 memorial is situated on the bayside of Tobay Beach, where there is a direct line of sight to where the Twin Towers once stood,” Supervisor John Venditto said. “It provides a serene and peaceful surrounding, making it a fitting backdrop for a place of remembrance.”
The town’s memorial monument is inscribed with the names of Town of Oyster Bay residents lost on September 11, 2001. The memorial also features a steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center.
“What makes our memorial so meaningful is that it’s personal,” the supervisor said. “The men and women whose names are on the wall were our loved ones, our friends, our neighbors, our colleagues. They rode their bikes through our streets, swam at our beaches, and enjoyed our parks. They lived here.”
The event will include a candlelight vigil, vocal performances, bagpipe music and religious readings. In addition, the names of those lost, which are inscribed on the wall, will be read.
“I hope that all residents will join us on Friday, Sept. 7 to mark the 11th anniversary and honor the memory of our beloved friends and neighbors who perished on September 11, 2001,” Supervisor Venditto concluded. “Being with our family, friends and neighbors helps us pay tribute to our loved ones and share in the collective memory of those we have lost.”