Tomorrow: 9/11 Memorial Ceremonies Taking Place In Our Area


Mourners gather during last year’s Brooklyn / Bedford Park 9/11 Memorial, the 10-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Photo by Erica Sherman

Tomorrow, our area will hold a number of memorial services in honor of all the men and women whose lives were lost during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

As we remember the tragic events that befell our nation 11 years ago, try to make some time to visit one, or all, of these heartfelt community-organized memorials. It is a meaningful way to come together as a community, to mourn, to honor, to stand as a nation truly united, and to also let your neighbors — many of whom lost mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, family and friends, on that awful day — know that their loved ones will not forgotten.

  • The Brooklyn/Bedford Park 9/11 Memorial Committee’s 9/11 Memorial And Candle Vigil: Remember the 11th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in our nation’s history. Bring a candle, bring a chair, bring your memories, thoughts and prayers. Rain or shine. Bill Brown Park, Avenue X and Bedford Avenue, 6:30 p.m.
  • Gerritsen Beach 9/11 Ceremonies: announces that the area around the Larry Veling Memorial Field has been spruced up in time for Gerritsen Beach’s annual 9/11 memorial ceremony. Larry Veling Field Gerritsen Avenue between Cyrus Avenue and Seba Avenue, 7:00 p.m.
  • State Senator Martin J. Golden Annual September 11th Memorial in Marine Park: State Senator Martin Golden will host a Marine Park memorial — expected to attract a number of residents from the community who will gather to mourn and remember the tragic events — that will feature a program of inspirational speeches, patriotic song selections, and a candle-lighting vigil. Family members of those lost at the World Trade Center will also be in attendance. Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway, 6:00 p.m.

UPDATE (9/11/12 @ 9:00 a.m.): Ari Kagan notes in the comments that there’s one more event we were unaware of:

One more ceremony is going to take place tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Asser Levy Park (9/11 Memorial Square). It is organized by September 11 Family Group (President – Larry Savinkin).

Thanks, Ari!


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