Westchester 9/11 victims honored at Rising memorial
Friends, family, and local politicians were joined by police and firefighters to remember more than 100 residents of Westchester County, who were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 10 years ago today.
At Westchester's memorial, held at the Rising memorial at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla, the names of all the victims were read out by elected officials and family members. The Westchester Philharmonic and New Rochelle High School choir also performed for the crowd that gathered to reflect and remember.
"The suffering on 9/11 will forever shape us. Ten years later, we are still trying to make sense of it all," said County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester), who laid a wreath at the foot of the monument with Rosaleen O'Neill of Rye, who lost her son 10 years ago.
Made up of more than 100 steel beams, the Rising monument was created by architect Frederick Schwartz and was dedicated on the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11 in 2006.