In-Person 9/11 Ceremony Announced, Held At Postcards Memorial At St George Waterfront

BP Fossella announces Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Postcards

On Sept. 11, an in-person ceremony will honor those lost 21 years ago as well as the First Responders who perished subsequently due to their work at Ground Zero

 

Staten Island, NY – Borough President Vito J. Fossella announced today that he will be hosting an in-person event for the annual Staten Island 9/11 Memorial Ceremony.

This annual observance will feature the recitation of the names of the Staten Islanders who were lost on 9/11, as well as a reading of the names of the First Responders who have perished since that day due to their work at Ground Zero. Special musical selections and a video tribute will honor those we lost.

9/11 Postcards Memorial at St George Waterfront

9/11 Postcards Memorial at St George Waterfront

“It is an honor that we continue the ceremony at the Postcards 9/11 Memorial which beautifully stands on the waterfront in St. George. We at Borough Hall are so pleased to be able to join together in person to remember those we lost during the tragedy, and those First Responders who have passed since then as a result of their bravery,” said Borough President Vito Fossella. “After 21 years, we hope this ceremony continues to provide solace and support to the friends and families who have lost a loved one. Please join us in honoring those Staten Islanders and their memories this September.”

 

A letter to the families of those lost has been sent notifying them of the ceremony and inviting them to participate in the recitation of names and the video tribute. Families can expect a formal invitation to be mailed to them.

Images: Postcards 9/11 Memorial.  Images Credit – BP Fossella

BP Vito Fossella

The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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