Where were you? For most of us, especially in this community that lost so many, a decade has not softened the blow. A few years ago, we asked you for your memories of that day.
Please tell us again, or for the first time, where you were when the towers fell on 9.11.01, below.
And some local ways to mark the anniversary, check back regularly…
11:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m., White Plains: 9/11 Institutional Pause. Students, faculty and staff members gather for a moment of silence, followed by reading of names of the four Pace students and 43 alumni lost in the attack. Courtyard near stone memorial. Pace University School of Law, 78 N. Broadway. 914-422-4205.
Yonkers, 7:00 pm: New York’s Bravest and Finest Square Off in Comedy Show. New York’s Bravest and Finest square off in the Good Time Room as part of a comedy spectacular sponsored by WHUD Radio. Policemen will take on firefighters in a competition to see which badge can bring the most laughs. The winner will receive a spot in an Empire City comedy night as well as dinner at Empire Terrace and a race named in their honor. Proceeds will go to a September 11th charity. $5. 7 p.m. Empire City at Yonkers Raceway, 810 Yonkers Ave. 914-968-4200.
8:15-9:45 a.m., Mamaroneck: 9/11 Memorial. Larchmont and Mamaroneck Fire, Police, and EMS members will share their memories of 9/11. $7. Hector’s Village Cafe, 156 Mamaroneck Ave. and Prospect Avenues. 914-381-3012.
Morning announcements, Hommocks Middle School: The principal will commemorate the day in a brief address and then pause for a moment of silence. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade social studies teachers have prepared lessons with a historical perspective appropriate to the age of their students.
Noon. Free. New Rochelle: Iona College 9/11 Memorial Service. To honor the memory of 15 alumni and the nearly 3,000 others who lost their lives during the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Registration visit www.iona.edu. Iona College, 715 North Ave. 914-633-2000.
White Plains: Recruiting volunteers! Serve and Learn: Westchester Remembers 9/11. As part of a national call to action to rekindle the spirit of unity that followed the tragic events of September 11, The Volunteer Center of United Way is inviting area residents to honor local victims and heroes by engaging in service to help build a stronger community. Hosted by The Volunteer Center of United Way. To honor victims and heroes, volunteers can participate in a number of service events. The Volunteer Center plans to engage hundreds of nonprofits and corporations in the region with a service exposition. For more information, visit website: volunteer-center.org, or call 914-948-4452. Free. 2-7 p.m. Westchester County Center, Intersection of Central Avenue and Bronx River Parkway. 914-227-9313.
8:00 pm, Mount Vernon: Journeys: A Tribute to Life through Song. “Journeys” is a concert honoring the journey of life and memorializing those lost in the 9/11 attacks. Cantor Liz Glover vocals/guitar (Sinai Free Synagogue), Cantor Lisa B. Segal (vocals/ keyboard) and Student Rabbi/Composer Zoe B. Zak (vocals/accordion) perform original and well known songs. $18 general admission, $72 Reserved. 8 p.m. Sinai Free Synagogue, 550 N. Columbus Ave. 914-664-1727.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Scarsdale: 9/11 Memorial. Part of the nationwide tribute to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, which is trying to organize the largest day of good deeds and charitable service in U.S. history. JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road. 914-472-3300.
1:00 pm at “Girl Scout Memorial Rock” at Memorial Park, Myrtle Blvd., Town of Mamaroneck: Tri-Municipal 9/11 Memorial ceremony for the victims of the terrorist attacks who resided in our community. Participants will include members of local fire and police departments, the Mamaroneck Ambulance District and local girl and boy scout troops.
3:00 pm The City of Rye will hold a September 11th Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday, September 11, 2011 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Locust Fire House.
6:00 pm, Valhalla – Westchester County will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, on September 11, 2011 at 6 pm at The Rising, the County’s 9/11 memorial at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The Westchester Philharmonic will perform the famed Adagio for
Strings by American composer and 40-year Mt. Kisco resident Samuel Barber, and will be led by the orchestra’s Winter Pops conductor and New Rochelle native Ted Sperling.
For the first time, the annual event will be held at twilight, to allow people to participate in events held elsewhere throughout the region.
County Executive Robert P. Astorino will lay a wreath at the memorial, joined by family members of some of the one hundred-eleven Westchester residents whose lives were taken in the World Trade Center attacks. Other elected officials are expected to attend. The event is free and open to the public.
Call (914) 682-3707 ext. 10 for tickets. www.westchesterphil.org