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Curran And Victim Families Gather For 9/11 Sunset Candlelight And Remembrance Ceremony

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The Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance Ceremony was held Thursday, September 6th at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park.

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Remembrance Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at Eisenhower Park.

Photo by: Nassau County

East Meadow, NY - Sept. 7, 2018 - With the 17th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks approaching, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and victim families gathered to honor the memory of Nassau County residents who lost their lives. Despite the rain, the Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance Ceremony was held Thursday, September 6th at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park.
 
“The passage of time does not diminish the tragedy that our nation suffered 17 years ago,” said County Executive Curran. “As we prepare to observe a national day of remembrance on September 11th, we must commemorate that day by reflecting and honoring those we lost that tragic morning and the bravery and heroism shown by first responders and our service members who continue to make sacrifices to secure our freedom and safety.”
 
The Remembrance Ceremony included the surviving family members reading of names of residents who lost their lives in the attacks. The 9/11 Memorial at Eisenhower Park features two semi-transparent aluminum towers, representing the World Trade Center towers, rising 30 feet from a fountain, and also contains two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center.