Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board today announced that a Remembrance Ceremony for the victims of the September 11, 2001 Attacks on America will take place on Wednesday, September 9th at 7 p.m. at TOBAY Beach. A 9/11 Light Tribute will illuminate the skies along the shoreline in memory of those lost that tragic September morning. At the ceremony, the Town will unveil new names inscribed on to the Walls of Honor that recently lost their battle with 9/11 illness caused by exposure at Ground Zero. The September 9th ceremony includes bagpipe music and religious readings.
Supervisor Saladino stated, “To ensure the health and safety of attendees during this COVID pandemic, the Town of Oyster Bay’s 2020 September 11th Memorial and Walls of Honor Ceremony will hosted in a drive-in fashion, but offered with a new light tribute to those we lost that tragic morning. Every name on the September 11th Memorial and Walls of Honor will be read aloud as we understand how important the reading of the names is for the families and loved ones of those who perished both on September 11th and in the days since that fateful day due to 9/11-related illnesses. All residents are welcome to join us in paying tribute to those we have lost.”
The Town’s 9/11 Memorial – featuring a steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center – is inscribed with the names of residents lost on September 11, 2001. The Walls of Honor monument expands each year with newly inscribed names of those who lost their battle with 9/11 illness caused by exposure at Ground Zero.
For more information, please contact the Town’s Department of Community & Youth Services at (516) 797-7900.