Manorhaven to host memorial honoring 18th anniversary of Sept. 11

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Port Washington Fire Department Chief Bryan Vogeley speaks at last year's Manorhaven 9/11 ceremony. Standing behind him is Manorhaven Mayor Jim Avena. (Photo by Luke Torrance)

Manorhaven will memorialize the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the Village Hall at 9:30 a.m.

The memorial service has been a tradition in the village since 2012 with a number of local officials from the town, county and neighboring villages typically attending. 

At the ceremony, a bagpipe player performs the opening hymn, trumpeters play taps and bells ring as the names of local people who lost their lives in 9/11 are read.

Manorhaven Mayor Jim Avena lost a number of former colleagues in the terror attacks from when he served as president of Cantor Fitzgerald, which had offices in the World Trade Center.

He will make opening remarks, and someone who was in Manhattan during 9/11 will share a reflection of what that day was like. 

VFW Post 1819 will perform a gun salute at the ceremony, while clergy from Our Lady of Fatima Church and Port Jewish Center will read prayers and provide closing remarks. 

“We hope people will take the opportunity to attend our memorial service to honor the people who died and who served at Ground Zero on 9/11,” said Manorhaven Clerk Sharon Abramski. 

Local politicians expected to attend are North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove), North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink, North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso and a number of neighboring village mayors, including Baxter Estates Mayor Nora Haagenson. 

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