Yonkers mourns its 9/11 victims

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More than two dozen Yonkers residents who lost their lives on 9/11 were remembered on the Yonkers waterfront Monday.

Family members read the names of the 26 Yonkers residents who lost their lives in the terror attacks.

Marie Paprockie, of Mahopac, wore buttons of her brother Denis Lavelle to the memorial.  Lavelle worked at an insurance company on the 94th floor of the North Tower. She still remembers the pain of hearing that planes had flown into the World Trade Center.

"I was actually in a state of shock myself. I was working and co-workers came to me and said what happened,” she says. “I called mom hysterical."

A 38-foot piece of steel from the World Trade Center sits at the center of the 9/11 memorial at Conor Park.

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