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PHOTOS: Commack Residents Remember 9/11

Commack school officials unveil finished 9/11 memorial featuring World Trade Center steel, names of those killed.

 

Hundreds of Commack residents gathered on Tuesday night to remember those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks and make sure their lives are never forgotten. 

Commack School District hosted its annual 9-11 candlelight ceremony on the high school track, remembering and paying tribute to those who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001. 

The highlight of this year's ceremony was the unveiling of a permanent 9-11 memorial featuring a piece of World Trade Center steel, that is engraved with the names of six Commack residents and alumni killed in the attacks. 

A committee of 15 students, alumni, school officials and volunteers worked together for more than a year to see the memorial come to fruition. 

The pathway leading up to the memorial was made of engraved paving stones that had names of those killed in the attacks, Commack families, and local non-profit organizations' names lead up to the monument. 

The monument is a marble pillar surrounded engraved with a description of the monument and the names of those killed on Sept. 11, on top of which sits the World Trade Center steel. The four emblems of different first responder, fire and police emblems at its base. 

Wreaths by the families of those killed, the fire department and police were laid at the base of the memorial. 

John September 12, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Job well done down to the details in the mosaic emblems. Tremendous!!
Lorraine B. September 12, 2012 at 03:13 PM
I am so proud to be a Commack resident. Last evening was a wonderful tribute to all those lost on 9/11 as well as the responders. Thank you all who were responsible for putting this together....especially Debbie Virga, who worked tirelessly toward this end. You are an inspiration.
Mike Hertz September 12, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Great memorial service. Debbie Virga, and whoever helped, did a great job on the memorial site.
Michael hertz September 12, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Great memorial service. Debbie Virga, and whoever helped, did a great job on the memorial site.
TS September 13, 2012 at 02:25 PM
The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and the memorial that was built is beyond my expectations! Thank you to Debbie Virga and the committee that put all of this together!
Bill Mudge September 15, 2012 at 05:20 PM
It looks great can't wait to see it. Thanks to the folks that put it all Together Commack will always remember

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