Many area churches, synagogues and civic organizations have come together this weekend to remember the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States that brought down the World Trade Center.
Here is a newly revised list, by date and time. Patch will provide coverage of all the events. In addition, on Sunday morning we'll post a special Sept. 11 tribute story about a heroic son of Plainview: Capt. William F. Burke, Jr., FDNY.
SUNDAY SEPT. 11:
Mid-Island Y J CC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview; 10 -11:30 a.m.
- The JCC and 15 area synagogues and organizations are collaborating on a memorial service featuring a children's choir, reading of names (those who were lost and first responders), a short memorial service, and survivor's stories.
- The keynote address will be offered by Dr. Benjamin Luft, the Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook who serves as director of the Long Island World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Center at SUNY Stony Brook. The center medically monitors about 6,000 responders who served at Ground Zero.
, 99 Central Park Rd, Plainview. 7-8:30 p.m.
- The public is invited to gather with 10 different houses of worship and faiths, the POB JFK High School Choir, and members of our fire service community for this evening of remembrance, music, and prayers for peace to commemorate Sept. 11.Participating faith communities include Plainview's Church of Latter-Day Saints, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Guru Gobind Singh Sikh Center, Masjid Al-Baqi Mosque, Manetto Hill Jewish Center, Plainview Jewish Center, Saint Margaret Episcopal Church, St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Temple Beth Elohim & Temple Chaverim. Refreshments and informal gathering will follow.
MONDAY SEPT. 12
Plainview ; Old Country Road and Hope Drive; 7 p.m.
- The Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community, Inc. will mark the Sept. 11 tragedy with a candlelight vigil honoring all those we loved and lost. The Memorial Garden, across from the Plainview Diner just off Old Country road, is home of the World Trade Center Artifact The evening will feature a candlelight vigil, an opportunity to pay personal tribute to the memories of our friends and neighbors and to honor the brave first responders. The organization's website is at: www.concernedcitizenspob.org.