Tributes held across Long Island to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11
Tributes were held across Long Island Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, and more will be held today.
Saturday was a day of reflection and remembrance as Long Islanders honored the fallen. Nearly 500 Long Islanders lost their lives on that dark day in the nation's history.
In their memory, more than 1,000 people gathered on the beach in Point Lookout for a sunrise remembrance ceremony.
Retired NYPD Sgt. Sheilagh Dillon came to pay her respects to several fallen police officers killed that day, and others who've died in the years since due to 9/11-related illnesses.
“Having been down there that day and the weeks after was rough on all cops and firemen,” Dillon says.
At an annual 9/11 memorial in Seaford, Seaford High School honored five alumni who were office workers, firefighters and police officers all killed on 9/11. A touching candlelight ceremony was held in their honor.
In Selden, residents shared their stories of loved ones at the Selden Fire Department. Wreathes were placed at the monument for the three members of the Selden community who were killed 20 years ago.
The 9/11 tributes continue today. If you didn't get a chance to attend a ceremony yesterday, one will be held here at Heckscher Park in Huntington. There will also be ceremonies in Cedarhurst and Rockville Centre.