Nassau County and the Town of North Hempstead will each hold memorial services to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The county will host a sunset candlelight vigil at the 9/11 Memorial at 7 p.m. on Sept. 8 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, while the town’s service is scheduled to take place outside the Mary Jane Davies gazebo in Manhasset at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11.
“This Memorial Service allows us to gather together as a community to honor and pay respect to those who lost their lives, and to heal with those who lost loved ones 13 years ago,” North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth said in a statement.
A list of names of Nassau County residents who died in the attack will be read by their family members during the county’s services.
“The passage of time does not diminish the tragedy that our nation suffered 13 years ago,” Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said in a statement. “As we prepare to observe a national day of remembrance on September 11, it is imperative that we commemorate this day by reflecting and honoring those we lost that tragic morning and the bravery and heroism shown by first responders and our service men and women who continue to make sacrifices to secure our freedom and safety.”