As the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack on New York City nears, a number of communities plan ceremonies to remember area residents killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
On Sunday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m., the public is invited to the Putnam Heroes Memorial Monument to reflect on the terrorist attacks during a candlelight vigil.
The monument is located at Cornerstone Park at Route 52 and Fair Street in Carmel. The Monument bears the names of eight Putnam County residents who perished on Sept. 11, 2001, along with the names of first responders from Putnam who have since died from related illnesses and whose names were added to the National Memorial Wall.
"During the roll call of names, we also pay homage to New York state first responders and military members who have lost their lives in the line of duty in the past year," said Dennis Hanrahan, co-chairman of the Putnam Heroes Memorial. "The family members of the victims are always in attendance and participate in this solemn ceremony."
The Fraternal Order of Police, a memorial pipe band and the Carmel High School choir will perform. Preceding the vigil, there will be a 5 p.m. Mass at St. James the Apostle Church, which will honor and celebrate the lives of these heroes.
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