ARDSLEY, N.Y. -- On a beautiful cloudless morning similar to the one exactly eleven years ago, the Greenburgh Town Board held a memorial service to remember the heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2001.
Members of the Greenburgh Police Department, local fire departments and residents joined the board in hearing statements from New York State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins and honoring the memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The service took place at 9:30 a.m. outside of the multipurpose center in Anthony F. Veteran Park, 11 Olympic Lane.
"Today we relive a moment in time that we must never forget," said Town Supervisor Paul Feiner. "We must think about the families that are suffering and that have suffered for 11 years."
Stewart-Cousins said she still remembers waking up that morning and hearing the news. She said citizens must remember the courage of first-response teams because their courage is what makes the nation so great.
"American is a beacon of light and hope, and that, too, we must remember on 9/11," she said.
Eleven names of Greenburgh residents who were victims of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 were read by council members, followed by a three-round gun salute and patriotic songs such as "Proud to Be an American."