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Embracing Faith Through Community: September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

By Katie Beckmann, Communications Manager

This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Community.

Embracing Faith Through Community

Tomorrow will mark the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, a day now that many refer to as the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance and Patriot Day.

Regardless of how you view the day, its name and meaning, September 11th is a day that many of us will never forget, as well as a day that affects us all differently.

While many choose to observe September 11th privately or with prayer, there are many ceremonies and events taking place tomorrow in Rockland and Westchester counties, that give community members the opportunity to remember and honor those we lost 18 years ago.

In Rockland County, a Memorial Ceremony will take place at 8:30 am at Haverstraw Bay County Park in Haverstraw. During this Ceremony, family members of Rockland County victims will read the names of those who have been lost, and there will also be a tolling of the bell, followed by a silent prayer.

Along with this event, the Town of Clarkstown will host their Memorial Ceremony at 5 pm at Clarkstown Town Hall in New City.

In Orangetown, the Town will host their annual Memorial Ceremony at Town Hall in Orangeburg at 6 pm.

Later that evening, a Hometown Heroes Dedication will take place at 7 pm at the Fishing Pier in Memorial Park in Nyack.

For a full list of Memorial Ceremonies in the Hudson Valley, visit:


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