2005-09-16 / Community

Raise The Flag In Memory Of 9/11 Victims


Local firefighters raised the American Flag to half-staff at the new Tribute Park at sundown on Sunday, September 11, to honor those who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center four years earlier. While the park will not be officially open for another month, approximately 100 local politicians, activists and family members gathered on the looming darkness to raise the flag and honor the dead. Pictured, somebody entered the park prior to the ceremony and left a single rose nearby the carved firefighter’s helmet on the Firefighter’s Memorial. Local firefighters raised the American Flag to half-staff at the new Tribute Park at sundown on Sunday, September 11, to honor those who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center four years earlier. While the park will not be officially open for another month, approximately 100 local politicians, activists and family members gathered on the looming darkness to raise the flag and honor the dead. Pictured, somebody entered the park prior to the ceremony and left a single rose nearby the carved firefighter’s helmet on the Firefighter’s Memorial. Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore, who is overseeing the park’s development (left), with City Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr. and one of his aides. Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore, who is overseeing the park’s development (left), with City Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr. and one of his aides. Community Board 14 Chair Dolores Orr (left) with retired fire captain Dan Mundy, who is the park’s expediter, and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer. Community Board 14 Chair Dolores Orr (left) with retired fire captain Dan Mundy, who is the park’s expediter, and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer. Firefighters and officers from local firehouses ready the American Flag to be hoisted. Firefighters and officers from local firehouses ready the American Flag to be hoisted. Saluting as Taps is played for those who died are, from left (front), Audrey Pheffer, Nadia Murphy, who designed the planting scheme for the park and Dolores Orr. Rear, from left, Glenn Riddel, retired Battalion Chief Tom Murphy and Chamber Vice President Harold Cornell. Saluting as Taps is played for those who died are, from left (front), Audrey Pheffer, Nadia Murphy, who designed the planting scheme for the park and Dolores Orr. Rear, from left, Glenn Riddel, retired Battalion Chief Tom Murphy and Chamber Vice President Harold Cornell.

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