Huntington marked the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center with a solemn ceremony whose centerpiece was reading the names of the 43 Huntington residents who perished in the terrorist act.
As family members of some of the victims looked on, Supervisor Frank P. Petrone, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Councilwoman Susan A. Berland, Councilman Eugene Cook, Councilwoman Tracey A. Edwards, Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia and Receiver of Taxes Ester Bivona shared the honor of reading the list. A bell chimed as each name was read, and a rose was placed in a vase at the foot of the 9-11 Memorial in Heckscher Park, where the ceremony was held.
The color guard included members of the Huntington Detachment Marine Corps League #792, the Elwood/Commack Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9263; Greenlawn American Legion Post #1244; Northport American Legion Post #694; and the Greenlawn American Legion Patriot Riders. The roses were placed by members of the Town’s Veterans Advisory Board. The roses were donated by Brueggemann’s Funeral Home in East Northport.