Remembering 9/11: Memorials, vigils mark 22nd anniversary of 9/11 attacks
New Yorkers will be gathering at memorials, firehouses, city halls, campuses and more to observe the 22nd anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on United States soil.
Commemorations are planned at ground zero Monday as well as the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
President Joe Biden is due to join service members and their families at a ceremony on a military base in Anchorage, Alaska. His visit is a reminder that the impact of 9/11 was felt in every corner of the nation
Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to join the ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum Plaza in New York City.
The Brooklyn/Bedford Park 9-11 Memorial Committee will host a memorial and candlelight vigil at Bill Brown Park at Avenue X and Bedford Avenue. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
Sen. Andrew Gounardes and Councilmember Justin Brannan are holding a community vigil at the American Veterans Memorial Pier starting at 7 p.m. The event will include remarks from elected officials and dignitaries, prayers from members of the clergy and a musical performance from Xaverian High School.
The New York Blood Center will be hosting a day of service to encourage New Yorkers to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 by giving back to the community. New Yorkers are welcome to donate blood, volunteer at a blood drive and sign up to host a blood drive
Officers from multiple precincts gathered for remembrance events across the city and stood in silence as the names of fallen officers were announced. The many members of the NYPD were among nearly 3,000 people who died after the devastating plane hijacking. Commemorations were also given to those officers who died from 9/11-related illnesses.
"It's an important part of history, it's an important part for the police department. I think all young people need to remember what happened that day," said Assistant Chief Benjamin Gurley.
They vowed to never forget the ultimate sacrifice that those who died made for the city of New York, and to make sure that future New Yorkers do the same.
"Their actions were as heroic as you're going to get," Chief Charles McEvoy, the assistant chief for NYPD Brooklyn South, said. "That's how we remember them and we're never going to stop remembering."