Sunrise remembrance ceremony at Point Lookout marks 20th anniversary of 9/11
Over 1,000 people gathered in Point Lookout this morning for the town of Hempstead’s Sunrise 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.
Almost 3,000 Americans lost their lives on 9/11, including nearly 500 Long Islanders.
Point Lookout is a very special place of reflection and remembrance for many Long Islanders on the 9/11 anniversary. It was there 20 years ago many people gathered to watch one of the darkest days in U.S. history unfold.
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Long Islanders could see Manhattan’s skyline from Point Lookout. Many will never forget the painful sight of the billowing smoke where the Twin Towers once stood.
During the ceremony, clergy, first responders and victims’ family members paid respect to those who were killed in the attacks and those who have died since due to related illnesses.
After the ceremony, guests were invited to visit the 9/11 memorial in Point Lookout, which features a remembrance wall where families of those who died can leave messages for their loved ones.
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