Yonkers pays tribute to 9/11 victims, military, first responders

<p>On a gray, solemn day,&nbsp; the city gathered to remember 26 of their own who died on Sept. 11, 2001.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 11, 2018, 5:16 PM

Updated 2,113 days ago

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Yonkers pays tribute to 9/11 victims, military, first responders
Yonkers residents and elected officials gathering at the city’s 9/11 Waterfront Memorial to honor and remember the Yonkers residents who were lost in the terrorist attacks 17 years ago today.
On a gray, solemn day,  the city gathered to remember 26 of their own who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
While bagpipes played, city officials tossed flowers in the Hudson River, not for just for those who lost their lives on 9/11, but also for the military service members from Yonkers killed in the war on terror and the Yonkers first responders who died due to the effects of working at Ground Zero.
For Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, this day never gets any easier. "Having it down here is important. The plane flew right over here. It's still tough after all these years.”
The city of Yonkers will hold a second memorial ceremony this 7 p.m. today at Conor Park.  


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