September 11 Remembered in Stony Point

STORY AND PHOTOS BY BARRY WARNER

Members of Wayne Hose Co. No. 1 are placing a wreath on the lawn near the memorial monument, during the Stony Point Candlelight Service.
Members of Wayne Hose Co. No. 1 are placing a wreath on the lawn near the memorial monument, during the Stony Point Candlelight Service.

September 11 was recalled in Stony Point on the 13th anniversary of the terror attack as town officials, firefighter, police officers, boy scouts, relatives and friends gathered on the lawn in front of Town Hall for a candlelight memorial service. The ceremonies served as a remembrance of the six local residents who were tragically lost, as well as a call for alertness in the face of new terrorist threats.

Six bouquets were placed at the base of the memorial monument by the Boy Scouts in remembrance of the six Stony Point residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Six bouquets were placed at the base of the memorial monument by the Boy Scouts in remembrance of the six Stony Point residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Supervisor Geoff Finn said, “This ceremony is dedicated to the members of the firefighters, policemen and first responders who rushed in to help those in need on September 11, 2001. We will never forget the six town residents whom we lost. Let us honor them with a moment of silence.”

Nancy and Lucy Nicks agreed, “We come to this beautiful ceremony every year to honor those whose lives were taken, in particular Katherine T. Smith.” Lily-Ann Wilson and Brenda Cirruzzo commented, “We honor those who lost their lives and we will never forget.”

Boy Scouts placed six bouquets at the base of the memorial monument in loving memory of Janet Alonso, Robert G. McCarthy, Luke Nee, Gerald O’Leary, Dennis J. O’Connor, Jr. and Thomas G. Schoales. Wreaths were placed on the lawn by Wayne Hose Co. No. 1, the Stony Point Police Department and the Stony Point Ambulance Corps.