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Legislator Anker: Honoring September 11th

Legislator Anker joined the Rocky Point Fire Department and Pat and Mike Williams, founders of the Kevin Williams Foundation at the September 11th Ceremony in Shoreham

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Shoreham, NY - September 19, 2013 - On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Rocky Point Fire Department in honoring those who lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11th. The memorial service was attended by elected officials and members of the Rocky Point and Shoreham communities.

“Our world changed on September 11, 2001,” said Legislator Sarah Anker.  “It’s important that we never forget the bravery of our firefighters, police officers, and those who lost their lives. I am humbled to take part in this event.”

The service took place at the Rocky Point Fire Department’s 9/11 Memorial in Shoreham, featuring steel from the original World Trade Center. The fire department is asking for donations to complete the memorial project. To learn more, visit