Here Are Key 9/11 Memorial Events On Long Island This Year

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Flowers are seen at the 9/11 Memorial on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 11, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar

22 years ago, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. Many of them lived on Long Island. These are a some of the 9/11 Memorial ceremonies that will take place throughout the island, honoring the victims.

Long Island 9/11 Memorial Ceremonies 2023

Town of Oyster Bay

Joseph Saladino, the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor, and the rest of the Town Board are inviting residents to come together for their annual September 11th Memorial Ceremony. There will be a reading of names on Oyster Bay’s 9/11 wall, and new names will be inscribed on the “Walls of Honor,” which are for those who succumbed due to 9/11-related illnesses. There will also be a light tribute, music, and religious readings. Tobay Beach. oysterbaytown.com. 7 p.m. Sept. 7.

Town of Hempstead

The Town of Hempstead is holding their annual September 11th Sunrise Memorial Service. Victims and rescue workers and first responders who died that day will be honored. Residents can view a memorial wall with their names. Town Park at Point Lookout. 1300 Lido Blvd, Point Lookout. hempsteadny.gov. 7:30 a.m. Sept. 11.


Though it is in the Town of Hempstead, Seaford has its own 9/11 Memorial Committee, which gives out five scholarships annually in remembrance of the five Seaford alumni lost on 9/11 and holds a candlelight ceremony every year to remember all victims of the attacks. 1575 Seaman’s Neck Road, Seaford. [email protected]. 6:55 p.m., Sept. 11.

Town of North Hempstead

The Town of North Hempstead is inviting everyone to their annual 9/11 Memorial Service. The 56 North Hempstead residents that lost their lives, including first responders, will be honored that day. The service will take place at the memorial, which features a 19-foot-long steel beam that was taken from the World Trade Center. northhempsteadny.gov. Manhasset Valley Park. East Shore Rd and Northern Blvd. 8:15 a.m. Sept. 11.

Town of Islip

90 residents from the Town of Islip lost their lives in the terrorist attacks. The Town will be honoring them in their annual Memorial Ceremony. islipny.gov. Veterans Memorial Park, Islip Town Hall, 655 Main St., Islip. 5:00 p.m. Sept. 11.

Town of Babylon

The Town of Babylon Fire Chief’s Association will be partnering with the Town of Babylon for their annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. 48 residents from Babylon died that day. Their names will be read, and a moment of silence will also take place. https://www.facebook.com/townofbabylon.ny. Town of Babylon 9/11 Hometown Memorial. Between Overlook and Cedar Beaches. 6:00 p.m. Sept. 11.