Thursday, 09 September 2021 13:52

9/11 Local Remembrance Ceremonies

Past 9/11 Commemoration & Remembrance Ceremony. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos. Past 9/11 Commemoration & Remembrance Ceremony. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

9/11 Memorial Film
Friday, Sept. 10 | 10 a.m.
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library | 475 Moe Rd Clifton Park
Commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with this film presented by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, highlighting first-person accounts of the attacks and their aftermath. Please also see exhibit in the foyer and café area of the Library on display until September 20.

Never Forgotten: Commemoration and Remembrance Ceremony
When: Saturday, Sept. 11 | 8:15 a.m.
Where: High Rock Park, Saratoga Springs
Mayor Meg Kelly welcomes all citizens to a Commemoration and Remembrance Ceremony. Gather at the Tempered by Memory Sculpture in High Rock Park on Saturday, Sept. 11. Ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m., please arrive by 8:15 a.m. Ms. Dottie Pepper, CBS Sports will be the Master of Ceremonies. Frank G Hoare, USAR, Ret, will be the Keynote Speaker. 

9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery Saturday
Saturday, Sept. 11 | 10 a.m. 
The Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery | 200 Duell Rd, Schuylerville 
The Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery will host a ceremony in remembrance of the attacks of 9/11. 
The event will be held honor the victims of that day, as well as those who have lost their lives in the years since due to health issues from working on the rescue and recovery efforts. The ceremony – which will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday – will also honor those who served in the military and were killed, several of whom are interred in the cemetery.
For more information and maps for parking visit acebook.com/NatCemSaratoga or facebook.com/Saratoga-National-Cemetery-Support-Committee
The Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery is located 200 Duell Rd, in the town of Saratoga. 

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161's 2021 Flag Day Parade Commemorating 9/11
Saturday, Sept. 11 | 12 to 3 p.m.
Begins on North Broadway and ends at Congress Park
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge No. 161’s 53rd Flag Day Parade will take place Sept. 11, at which time it will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Parade participants will march down Broadway in the City of Saratoga Springs starting at 12 p.m.
This year’s parade theme will be “Honoring Our First Responders.” The Elks plan to honor not only our brave local first responders who went to New York City to assist with search and rescue efforts after the Twin Towers fell, but also our community’s first responders who have been at the forefront of the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including medical personnel, public health officials, law enforcement members, and emergency services personnel.
The Elks are pleased to announce that the Avant Garde Drum and Bugle Corps will again reunite and be a key participant in this year’s parade.

Ballston Spa 9/11 Remembrance Event
Saturday, Sept. 11 | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Ballston Spa Village Hall/ 9/11 Memorial Park
66 Front St Ballston Spa 
On Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Ballston Spa holds its Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. 
20 years ago, life in our country changed. Even in the quaint village of Ballston Spa, we had a new perspective on life. To remember those who we lost, the community of Ballston Spa came together to created its own 9/11 Memorial Garden, next door to Village Hall. The Memorial, complete with a section of the subway track that ran under the Twin Towers, is a treasured part of the Ballston Spa community. 
This year’s ceremony is very special. The 20th Anniversary marks an important milestone for all Americans. To honor those who died in the attack and those who gave their lives trying to save others, Ballston Spa is planning a special ceremony. 
The program will include music by the Union Fire Company Band, a dramatic light display and art banners, presentations by elected officials and a special candlelight ceremony. The event will be attended by the McBoston Fire Truck flying their massive American Flag and members of the local Fire Companies, Police and Ambulance Corp. Everyone is welcome to attend this personal small town event. Bring a chair. We will be following CDC guidelines. Rain date Sunday Sept. 12. 

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