CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – A ceremony to dedicate a 9/11 memorial in Croton-on-Hudson will be held on the 15th anniversary of the attacks this Sunday, said Cortlandt Supervisor Linda Puglisi.
Paricipants will gather in the parking area of Croton Landing at 1:30 p.m. and proceed to the site of the "Reaching Through the Shadow" memorial where a ceremony will be held 2 p.m.
The ceremony also was announced by Croton Mayor Greg Schmidt and Buchanan Mayor Theresa Knickerbocker.
The parking area is at the north end of Elliott Way of the Croton RiverWalk.
The memorial, which has been formally transferred from the BCC 9/11 Task Force to the three municipalities, consists of a steel beam from the World Trade Center and a life-size bronze statue of a woman.
The beam acts as the gnomon, the part of a sundial that casts a shadow, and its nine bronze medallions mark the times of events on the day of the terror attacks. The woman is reaching for the beam and is meant to symbolize hope and strength.
A remembrance garden blooms nearby and a plaque has been mounted on a boulder there that is dedicated to all those who lost their lives, or who have been impacted, by the tragedy.
The plaque reads: “Dedicated to all who lost their lives on September 11, 2001; to the first and second responders; to the members of the military who answered the call of duty; and to those listed below from our community:
- William F. Abrahamson
- Gregory E. Rodriguez
- Firefighter George C. Cain
- Thomas E. Sinton III
- Police Officer Stephen P. Driscoll
- Randall L. Sprance
- James A Oakley
- Joseph J. Zuccala
Croton will transportation from the parking area for anyone in need of assistance.
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