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Westchester To Hold Twilight 9/11 Ceremony

Westchester County is one of several municipalities holding ceremonies in memory of local residents who died September 11, 2011.

Westchester County is holding a 9/11 twilight ceremony beginning at 7, which will include the reading of names of the 111 residents and 12 former residents who lost their lives in the terrorist attack. Congresswoman Nita Lowey will lead the pledge of allegiance. A school choir will sing the national anthem and Amazing Grace. A family member of one of the victims, along with Boy and Girl Scout members, will lay a wreath. Westchester County Executive and gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino will be among those speaking. The candlelight ceremony will be part of various remembrance activities throughout Westchester, and these activities will run through September 14. They’re organized around volunteerism. The ceremony takes place at the county’s 9/11 memorial at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

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