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Posted on: September 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 9-11 memorial Sunday at Richard Presser Park & 9/11 stories to air on TV

Living history interviews with survivors of 9-11, family members will air non stop on public access TV

9-11 memorial service Sunday in Greenburgh

The annual Greenburgh 9-11 memorial will be held at 9:30 AM on Sunday, September 11th at the Memorial Wall at Richard Presser Park on Central Ave Hartsdale The town, Fairview, Hartsdale and Greenville Fire departments are co-sponsoring this meaningful memorial service.  The Greenburgh 9-11 Memorial Mural contains 1,836 6 by 6 inch tiles individually painted murals -painted in 2002 by artists all over Westchester County on a 120 foot wall.  We see hearts, flowers, the Twin Towers and American flags. This was a project of the Westchester Arts Council and Ron Mineo, the artist.

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It's been 21 years since 9-11. High School and most college students were not alive during the  horrific September 11th attacks - four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks carried by Al Qaeda against the United States. The Town of Greenburgh wants to make sure that no one ever forgets this horrible day. A few years ago volunteers decided to produce a 9-11 Greenburgh stories initiative.  Some of the people who have been interviewed were first responders who helped out during the tragic day. Others were at Ground Zero during the tragedy. And, some members of the community lost families and friends. We interviewed Greenburgh residents whose lives were impacted by 9-11.  These stories and interviews are archived on the town website and can be seen by clicking onto the link below:


In addition, we will air the stories on public access TV from Friday, September 9th from 8 PM to Monday, September 12th around 7 AM on Optimum channel 76 and Verizon channel 35.


Over the years Greenburgh has created living history initiatives - interviewing veterans of World War II, the Korean conflict, survivors of the Holocaust. These interviews will be appreciated by generations of students and residents in the coming years/decades. Wouldn't it be fascinating if technology had existed during the Revolutionary or Civil Wars and we could watch veterans of these wars talk about their experiences?


Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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