HUDSON VALLEY, NY — There are events around Westchester commemorating the lives lost during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as those who died because of illnesses related to the attacks. If we missed an event that should be added, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it.
Mamaroneck: In lieu of the annual Tri-Municipal Memorial Ceremony, the town of Mamaroneck is asking residents to remember Sept. 11th as a community, but safely, from the front steps or porch of a home, apartment window, terrace or front yard by shining a flashlight (or two) up into the sky at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
VolunteerNY: 9/11: Serve + Remember is an annual community-wide action event dedicated to honoring the memory of those lost on September 11, 2001, through unity, empathy and service.This is the 10th annual Volunteer New York! and multiple community food pantries have put together a community-wide food drive to support COVID-19 Hunger Relief. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday throughout the lower Hudson Valley. Go here for more information.
Westchester County: Westchester County will hold its annual memorial ceremony virtually at 3 p.m. Friday on the Westchester County government Facebook page at facebook.com/westchestergov.
White Plains: The Sept. 11th Remembrance Service at Liberty Park will be held virtually and can be viewed on Optimum ch 75 and FIOS ch 47 or online beginning at 8 a.m. Friday. The ceremony will include a message form the mayor, a wreath laying, reflections and reminiscences of this historic day in history from prior years. The annual 9/11 Blood Drive is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Slater Center, 2 Fisher Court. Register at RedCrossBlood.org, use sponsor code CityofWP.
Yonkers: Yonkers will commemorate 9/11 with a special citywide virtual remembrance ceremony Friday to remember and honor the 26 Yonkers residents who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The remembrance ceremony will take place at the Yonkers 9/11 Waterfront Memorial (Water Grant St.) at 8:30 a.m. along with invited elected officials and families of the September 11 victims. In the effort to follow proper COVID-19 guidance, residents are asked to join the event by viewing the 9/11 ceremony virtually on Mayor Mike Spano’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/mayormikespano.
Yorktown: Yorktown’s annual 9/11 commemoration will be held outdoors, online and on television. The September 11 event is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Yorktown 9/11 monument next to the John C. Hart Memorial Library at 1130 East Main Street in Shrub Oak. The commemoration ceremony will be simultaneously webcast on the town’s Facebook page. Yorktown officials are also preparing a pre-recorded commemoration that will air on September 11 on the town’s cable access channel. The pre-recorded commemoration is expected to run on cable access throughout the day.