Events to mark anniversary of 9/11
CAPITAL REGION Some of this year’s remembrances of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will be held Sunday while others will be held Tuesday, the actual anniversary.
In Saratoga Springs, two ceremonies will be held Sunday, one at 10 a.m. in Congress Park and the other at noon in High Rock Park, when “Tempered by Memory” will be dedicated.
The 25-foot-high sculpture, made from twisted steel from the World Trade Center, was moved to the High Rock Park site earlier in the summer.
Saratoga Arts commissioned the sculpture created by local artists Noah Savett and John Van Alstine.
On Sunday, the statue will be dedicated during a program that includes live music and remarks by Joel Reed, executive director of Saratoga Arts; Dee Sarno, former director of the Saratoga Arts Council; and city Mayor Scott T. Johnson.
At 10 a.m. in Congress Park, a Remembrance Day will be held at the War Memorial in the park. Andrew Davis, director of the Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency and a decorated combat veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, will be the main speaker. Three wreaths will be placed on the Global War on Terror monument in the park.
Other 9/11 events include:
• Halfmoon: The 10th annual Patriot Day Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Abele Memorial Park on Harris Road. The ceremony will include prayer and reflection on the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice as well as those who continue to protect the nation’s freedom.
• Glenville: The Water’s Edge Lighthouse Restaurant and Inn at 2 Freemans Bridge Road will host its sixth annual “We Will Never Forget” 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at 5 p.m. Tuesday. This event will commemorate the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The ceremony will take place around a memorial constructed in 2006 from a steel girder salvaged from the World Trade Center and transported here courtesy of Price Chopper Supermarkets.
• Stillwater: The annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Blockhouse on Route 4 in the village of Stillwater. The program is being organized by Linda Sanders, the town of Stillwater’s deputy town historian.
Assemblymen Tony Jordan, R-Jackson, Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, and Steven F. McLaughlin, R-Melrose, are working with the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council to challenge the community to honor those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, by volunteering and giving back to their neighbors in need.
They will kick off a weeklong food drive at 10 a.m. Monday at the Saratoga County EOC, 40 New St., Saratoga Springs.
Residents can drop off non-perishable food items at the Saratoga EOC each business day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at any of the participating assemblymen’s district offices.