Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

WHITE PLAINS – County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites the public to attend Westchester County’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony to commemorate the 16th Anniversary of 9/11 and to honor those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, September 11 at “The Rising” at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla.

“Each year we come together as one community to remember and to honor the Westchester residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks 16 years ago,” Astorino said. “This year, in recognition of the ongoing effects of that day upon our County, we will also honor those first responders who have died since 9/11 due to 9/11 related illnesses.”

The candlelight ceremony will follow the “9/11 Day: Serve + Remember” volunteer opportunities taking place throughout the county from Saturday, September 9 through Monday, September 11.

The majority of the service projects, which include a blood drive, will be held at the County Center in White Plains on Monday, September 11. 

In addition, there will be opportunities at the County Center on Monday to help those in Texas who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Organized in partnership with Volunteer New York!, Robison Oil and Empire City Casino, the theme of this year’s 9/11 Day is “Service. Empathy. Unity.”

Many volunteer opportunities are family friendly and all will help support one of 40 local nonprofits and causes.

Dozens of volunteer projects will be taking place today, September 11.

Learn more and register at www.volunteernewyork.org/service or call (914) 948-4452.

To sign up for the blood drive, please contact Janet Lokay at jel1@westchestergov.com or (914) 995-2127.

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