2015 Memorial Ceremonies to Honor Those Lost on September 11th


Take a moment out of your day to remember those lost on 9/11 and honor those who saved countless lives that day.

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Two beams of light represent the former Twin Towers at Ground Zero.

Photo by: Derek Jensen, via Wikicommons

It may be hard to believe, but it has been fourteen years since the Twin Towers came down, and nearly three thousand people lost their lives in the horrific terrorist attacks.  Various groups across Long Island are offering memorial ceremonies for those who wish to pay their respects in moments of silence, or by honoring the police, firemen, and first responders who were there that day.  Individuals may also choose to remember the event in their own way by visiting and reflecting at a World Trade Center steel beam memorial site.  There are many of these memorial sites in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, each with a different piece of the Twin Towers.  A 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run are also planned for the following day for those who want to support veterans, service members, and their families through charitable donations and running to bring attention to the continuing effects of the tragedy.  If you are looking to learn more about what transpired on 9/11, you can hear it from Stanley Praimnath, a sole survivor from his floor in the World Trade Center who will be giving a lecture on the Miracle of 9/11.

However you spend the day and the following weekend, be sure to honor the lives of those lost, and the veterans who helped save many people that day by attention a Long Island September 11 memorial ceremony, or one of the large remembrance ceremonies in Manhattan which are also included below.

Long Island Events

Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance Ceremony at Eisenhower Park
Merrick and Stewart Avenues, East Meadow, NY 11554
Thursday, September 10: 6:30 PM
Free event

Join Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano to honor the memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11. Meet at Parking Field 6, rain or shine!

9/11 Tribute at the Long Beach Recreation Center
660 Magnolia Boulevard, Long Beach, NY 11561
Friday, September 11: 8:00 AM
Free event

Take a moment to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11 at this ceremony with city officials, clergy members, and Long Beach veterans.  There will be a Virginia Avenue Remembrance Garden service at 11:00 AM.

Free Admission to Nassau County Firefighters Museum on 9/11
One Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
Friday, September 11: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Free event

The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center will offer free admission all day on September 11th. The Museum’s 9/11 exhibit provides a solemn venue for those wishing to remember and honor those dedicated 343 firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  Artifacts from that tragic day are on display as well as information on the events.

Rocky Point 9/11 Ceremony at the Community 9/11 Memorial
Corner of Route 25A and Tesla Street, Shoreham, NY 11786
Friday, September 11: 7:00 PM
Free event

Join the community as they honor those who lost their lives on 9/11. 

9/11 Heroes Run- 5K / 1 Mile Fun Run at Mill Dam Park
1 Mill Dam Road, Huntington, NY 11743
Saturday, September 12: 8:30 AM
$20 per person for 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, or $30 per person for the 5K

Raise awareness, honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, and thank veterans and first responders and their families at this event.  There is a race for any ability level.  Race proceeds go to the Travis Manion Foundation’s community building projects, programs that inspire future leaders, initiatives that foster camaraderie, and events that support our veterans, service members, and their families

9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony at the American Legion Post 1273 in Wantagh
3484 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
Sunday, September 13: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Free event

Join this ceremony to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11.

Lecture: Miracle of 9/11 by Stanley Praimnath at Pagan-Fletcher Restoration
143 Hendrickson Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580
Wednesday, September 16: 7:00 PM
Free event

Join a lecture given by Stanley Paimnath, the sole survivor of the 81st floor of the 2nd tower of the World Trade Center.

New York City Events

Moments of Silence at Ground Zero
180 Greenwich Street, New York City, NY 10007
Friday, September 11: 8:46 AM
Free event

Take part in the Moments of Silence at Ground Zero to honor and remember those who lost their lives that day. There will be four moments of silence to observe the times when each plane hit and each tower fell, with the first one beginning at 8:46 AM.

The Tribute in Light
West and Morris Streets, Lower Manhattan
Friday, September 11: Sunset until sunrise on Saturday, September 12
Free event

The Tribute in Light is comprised of 44 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs arranged into two 48-foot squares in the shape of the twin towers, which will be turned on at sunset on 9/11 and stay on until sunrise on 9/12.