Manhasset Remembers 9/11

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Sept11_090514AOn Thursday, Sept. 11, Manhasset will remember the thirteenth anniversary of a day residents will never forget. The day is a remembrance of those lost in the carnage of the horrific event that occurred just 20 miles away in New York City.

Several ceremonies will take place in the center of town at Mary Jane Davies Park. First, the Town of North Hempstead will hold a Memorial Service at 8:30 a.m. at Mary Jane Davies Green, located on Plandome Road, Manhasset across the street from Town Hall. This service is open to the public. In the past, this ceremony has traditionally been held at Clark Gardens but has been moved to Manhasset. The ceremony takes place at the exact moments the planes collided with the towers.

“The ceremony serves to provide all who endured the tragedy of Sept. 11 to reflect upon its impact and remember those we lost that day,” said Town Clerk Wayne Wink.

“This Memorial Service allows us to gather together as a community to honor and pay respect to those who lost their lives, and to heal with those who lost loved ones 13 years ago,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. Please call the Town Clerk at 869-7646.

Candelight Memorial

The Manhasset 9/11 Candelight Memorial Service which is sponsored by the Manhasset Clergy Association will be held at that night at 8 p.m. at Mary Jane Davies Park. Participants are asked to bring a candle to be lit at the gathering for a service of remembrance and hope. For further information call Rev. Jimmy Only at The Congregational Church, 516-627-4911. Rain location is St. Mary’s Church.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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