The commemoration of the eleventh anniversary at Tribute Park ended at 6:30 p.m. with the lowering of the American Flag and the reading of the names of those Rockaway residents who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Pictured: those in the park were treated to a beautiful sunset. Flowers were donated by 1-800-Flowers and the Rockaway Artist Alliance paid for the musical presentations by Aerial Acoustics. Photos by Howard Schwach.
A family member at the Firefighter’s Memorial.
Roses decorating the compass in the center of the park mark those who were lost.
Folding the flag.
Flowers and notes were left over from the morning ceremony.
Local resident commemorates the anniversary in his own way.
Event Coordinators Delores Orr (left) and Nadia Murphy.
Firefighters and police officers helped to lower and fold the memorial flag.
Officials read the names of those who died in 2001.