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Town of Pelham

9/11 20th Anniversary

Town of Pelham 9/11 20th Anniversary Ceremony

 

The Town of Pelham, in conjunction with the Fire and Police Departments of Pelham and Pelham Manor, along with Pelham Post #50 of the American Legion, will hold its 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremonies of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Saturday, September 11 at 8:30 AM at the Pelham 9/11 Memorial on Harmon Avenue.

 

The Ceremony will include the reading of the names of the 10 Pelham community members who lost their lives during the attack, ecumenical prayers, various readings and an honor salute and the playing of “Taps” by Pelham Post #50. There will also be the ringing of the fireman’s bell 3-4-3 for the 343 firefighters who died at the World Trade Center terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

 

The 10 victims of the World Trade Center attack on 9/11 who have ties to Pelham: Michael Boccardi, Montgomery Hord, Thomas Hynes, FDNY Lt. Joseph Leavey, Robert McLaughlin, Amy O’Doherty, Robert Scandole, Daniel Shea, Joseph Shea, and Michael Tamuccio.

 

All Pelham residents and friends are cordially invited to attend. Because of the recent increases in Covid cases, it is strongly recommended that precautions be taken. If you are not yet vaccinated please use a mask.

 

In conjunction with the observance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Pelham Art Center presents the installation GESTURE by Manju Shandler in its gallery from now through September 18, 2021.

 

Manju Shandler’s nearly 3000-piece painting installation, GESTURE, is a memorial to those lost on September 11th, 2001. Reflecting the size of this tragedy with one painting for each person lost, it is a personal study of the tremendous ramifications of this day in our collective memory.

 

Pelham Art Center will host a public meditation on Saturday, September 11th. Inside the gallery, visitors are invited to participate in a silent group meditation memorializing 9/11 and all those whose lives were lost and affected.

 

This event is free and open to all who wish to remember, reflect, and invoke peace through meditation.