9/11 Memorial Ceremonies in Yorktown

Yorktown will pay tribute to those who were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

There will be two 9/11 memorial ceremonies in town to honor the memory of those were killed in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. 

The town of Yorktown will hold a memorial ceremony at the Shrub Oak Memorial Plaza, which is set up by the  in Shrub Oak as a . 

"It's obviously a very profound day in American history and we need to keep the memory of those that gave so much on that day, so innocently, alive," Yorktown supervisor Michael Grace said during a town board meeting last week. "I invite everybody to come along and be there."

The Yorktown residents who died in the attacks and whose names are inscribed in the memorial are:

Danahy, Patrick William - 35 - Yorktown Heights

Dedvukaj, Simon - 26 - Mohegan Lake, NY

Friedlander, Alan Wayne - 52 - Yorktown Heights, NY

Fiori, Paul - 31 - Yorktown Heights, NY

McKeon, Barry J. - 47 - Yorktown Heights, NY

"I personally knew a couple of people that that memorial memorializes," Grace said. "They were great people, they were great members of our community and there’s not a day that goes by that we don't suffer from their loss. I would really request that, in your own ways, we all should memorialize 9/11."

The Lake Mohegan Fire Department will also hold a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in front of the Jefferson Valley firehouse located at Hill Boulevard, behind the . The public is invited to attend the brief ceremony.

Last year, members of the Lake Mohegan Fire Department and Ambulance Corps traveled to John F. Kennedy International Airport to they used for a .

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