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A firefighter attends a memorial service honoring the (Credit: Ed Betz)

A firefighter attends a memorial service honoring the victims of Sept. 11 at Point Lookout Beach. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Long Island ceremonies on 9/11/12

Long Islanders commemorate the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Veterans, from left, Doug Williams, of Bay Shore;
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Veterans, from left, Doug Williams, of Bay Shore; Chris Delaney, of Lindenhurst; and Richard Bezouska, of Ohio, plant flags inscribed with the name of a victim of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. They will plant the flags every mile on their walk from Montauk Point to the Sept. 11 memorial in Manhattan.

Veterans, from left, Richard Bezouska, of Ohio; Doug
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Veterans, from left, Richard Bezouska, of Ohio; Doug Williams, of Bay Shore; and Chris Delaney, of Lindenhurst, hold an American Flag, which they will carry with them as they walk from Montauk Point to the Sept. 11 memorial in Manhattan.

Veterans, from left, Richard Bezouska, of Ohio; Doug
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Veterans, from left, Richard Bezouska, of Ohio; Doug Williams, of Bay Shore; and Chris Delaney, of Lindenhurst, hold a U.S. Coast Guard flag, which they will carry with them as they walk from Montauk Point to the Sept. 11 memorial in Manhattan. (Sept. 11, 2012)

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Kitty Grinnell, 54, of Centereach, honored her brother
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Kitty Grinnell, 54, of Centereach, honored her brother James A. Nelson, who was working as a Port Authority Police Officer when he died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Andrew Guardino, 12, of Centereach, played the taps
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Andrew Guardino, 12, of Centereach, played the taps at the Centereach Fire Department's 9/11 ceremony to honor those who perished after the World Trade Center was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Stephen Corvaia, Jr., 36, Chief of the Centereach
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Stephen Corvaia, Jr., 36, Chief of the Centereach Fire Department, spoke at his department's 9/11 ceremony, which unveiled a monument to honor all those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001, including two Centereach natives. (Sept. 11, 2012)

The Centereach Fire Department unveiled its 9/11 memorial
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The Centereach Fire Department unveiled its 9/11 memorial with a lit up piece of steel from the World Trade Center, with plaques on its base with the names of Centereach natives, Matthew T. O'Mahony and James A. Nelson, engraved onto it. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Cpt. Jeff Spencer, right, of the Hempstead Fire
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Cpt. Jeff Spencer, right, of the Hempstead Fire Department, stands with other firefighters during a Memorial observance for the victims of Sept. 11 in Hempstead, N.Y. (Sept. 11, 2012)

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Northport firefighter Kevin McLaughlin, far right, bows his
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Northport firefighter Kevin McLaughlin, far right, bows his head in prayer at the 11th anniversary ceremony of the Sept. 11 attacks held at the East Northport Volunteer Fire Department. (Sept. 11, 2012)

White doves are let loose to fly at
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White doves are let loose to fly at the 11th anniversary ceremony of the Sept. 11 attacks held at the East Northport Volunteer Fire Department. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Bob Palmeri, of Northport, becomes emotional at the
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Bob Palmeri, of Northport, becomes emotional at the 11th anniversary ceremony of the Sept. 11 attacks held at the East Northport Volunteer Fire Department. (Sept. 11, 2012)

People place flowers on the memorial at Point
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People place flowers on the memorial at Point Lookout during the ceremony marking the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Sept. 11, 2012)

A firefighter attends a memorial service honoring the
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A firefighter attends a memorial service honoring the victims of Sept. 11 at Point Lookout Beach. (Sept. 11, 2012)

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Firefighters carry the flag during the memorial service
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Firefighters carry the flag during the memorial service at Point Lookout marking the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Sept. 11, 2012)

New York City firefighter Mike Quinn places a
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New York City firefighter Mike Quinn places a flag on a memorial during ceremony at Point Lookout. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Firefighters carry the American flag during ceremony at
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Firefighters carry the American flag during ceremony at Point Lookout marking the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Sept. 11, 2012)

The flag is saluted during a ceremony at
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The flag is saluted during a ceremony at Point Lookout marking the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Sept. 11, 2012)

The 9/11 memorial at Point Lookout. (Sept. 11,
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The 9/11 memorial at Point Lookout. (Sept. 11, 2012)

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