County holds 9/11 memorial ceremony at Haverstraw Bay Park

A visitor to the Rockland County 9/11 Memorial in Haverstraw Bay County Park spends a solemn moment at the wall honoring those with ties to Rockland who died in the terror attacks on the World Trade Center.
A visitor to the Rockland County 9/11 Memorial in Haverstraw Bay County Park spends a solemn moment at the wall honoring those with ties to Rockland who died in the terror attacks on the World Trade Center.

PHOTOS BY BOB BAIRD

Many ceremonies marking the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 took place in Rockland County yesterday. While the experience of the tragedy was shared by the entire country, persons in the NY metro area were hit the hardest by the loss of life.

At Rockland County’s official memorial ceremony held at Haverstraw Bay Park, County Executive Ed Day recalled 80 individuals with ties to Rockland who perished on Sept. 11, 2001.

We have been fortunate not to suffer another attack on our soil, Day said, noting that the current turmoil in Iraq serves to highlight that we must remain vigilant.

Flowers wrapped in a red bandana rest beneath the name of Welles Crowther, the Upper Nyack resident who worked at the World Trade Center and died after saving the lives of countless others who described being helped by a man wearing a red bandana.
Flowers wrapped in a red bandana rest beneath the name of Welles Crowther, the Upper Nyack resident who worked at the World Trade Center and died after saving the lives of countless others who described being helped by a man wearing a red bandana.