Local 9-11 services
BY NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
This weekend many of our local heroes, along with the rest of our nation, will be remembering those who served during Sept. 11, 2001. Here are just a few local services being held on the 16th anniversary of the horrific attack, all of which are free and open to the public.
The Bellport Fire Department will be hosting their annual 9/11 service in honor of those who were lost. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Bellport Dock in front of the memorial featuring a piece of steel from the towers that is bent and mangled and preserved by the village. Chief Jason Crane said though no one in the Bellport area was lost that day, “We do it because it is extremely important to memorialize all the lives lost.”
The East Patchogue VFW Post 8300 will also take part in the memorial.
The Brookhaven Fire Department will be holding a ceremony at 7 p.m. at the firehouse.
The Hagerman Fire Department will be hosting their annual 9/11 ceremony in front of their memorial located outside the firehouse. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday.
The Patchogue Fire Department will be hosting its annual 9/11 service outside the firehouse located on Jennings Avenue. The service will take place with a prayer at 7 p.m. in front of the 9/11 memorial featuring a piece of steel from the World Trade Center with inscriptions to Lt. Michael K. Healey, Alfred R. Maler and Eric A. Stahlman, Patchogue residents who were lost that day. The Patchogue American Legion Post 269 and VFW Post 2913 will be attending.
The Medford Fire Department will be holding a ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Medford Memorial Park across the street from the firehouse.
St. Sylvester Church Knights of Columbus Council 6844 has also organized an evening of remembrance at the Medford train station at 5 p.m.
-Tara Smith contributed to this story.
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