Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso attended the Manhorhaven 9-11 ceremony held at the Village Hall. At the ceremony he read a paraphrase of a poem written by David Harkins:
You can shed tears that they are gone
or you can smile because they have lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that they’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all they have left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see them
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember them and only that they are gone
or you can cherish their memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
or you can do what they would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.