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A Yonkers police officer plays taps after a (Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A Yonkers police officer plays taps after a moment of silence during the dedication of a new 9/11 memorial at a pier on Water Grant Street. (Sept. 9, 2012)

9/11 plaque unveiled in Yonkers

Yonkers unveils a plaque Sunday to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano gazes at the Hudson
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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano gazes at the Hudson River just moments after he, the families of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Yonkers elected officials tossed red roses into the river in honor of the 24 people from Yonkers who died in the attacks. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Yonkers elected officials and the families of victims
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Yonkers elected officials and the families of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks gather on the Yonkers pier at Water Grant Street to honor the 24 people from Yonkers who died in the terror attacks 11 years ago. A plaque was unveiled in their honor. (Sept. 9, 2012)

During the dedication of a new 9/11 memorial

During the dedication of a new 9/11 memorial on the Yonkers waterfront, elected officials toss red roses into the Hudson River in honor of the 24 people from Yonkers who died in the attacks. (Sept. 9, 2012)

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Yonkers community members, veterans and family members of
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Yonkers community members, veterans and family members of victims of the 9/11 attacks stand in solidarity during the dedication of a new 9/11 plaque at a pier on Water Grant Street. (Sept. 9, 2012)

A Yonkers community member watches as the color
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A Yonkers community member watches as the color guard is released at the end of the dedication of a new 9/11 plaque at a pier on Water Grant Street. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Former Yonkers City Councilman Bob Stauf reads the
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Former Yonkers City Councilman Bob Stauf reads the names of the 24 Yonkers 9/11 victims during an event dedicating a new memorial plaque. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick and Kevin
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Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick and Kevin Villa, 19, of Yonkers, reflect upon the events of Sept. 11, 2001, just after the unveiling of Yonkers' new memorial plaque. Villa lost his mother in the attack when she, an emergency medical technician, got caught in the lobby of one of the towers. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Yonkers City Council members and family members of
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Yonkers City Council members and family members of 9/11 victims throw roses into the Hudson River during the dedication of a new 9/11 plaque at a pier on Water Grant Street. (Sept. 9, 2012)

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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, left, and Kevin Villa,
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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, left, and Kevin Villa, far right, 19, of Yonkers, whose mother died in the World Trade Center attacks, unveil the new Yonkers 9/11 plaque, which lists community members who died in the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Yonkers City Council members and family members of
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Yonkers City Council members and family members of 9/11 victims throw roses into the Hudson River during the dedication of a new 9/11 plaque at a pier on Water Grant Street. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Mother Yamily Bass-Choate hands out roses, which were
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Mother Yamily Bass-Choate hands out roses, which were thrown in the Hudson River. The roses represented each of the 24 Yonkers community members who died in the 9/11 attacks. (Sept. 9, 2012)

A Yonkers police officer plays taps after a
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A Yonkers police officer plays taps after a moment of silence during the dedication of a new 9/11 memorial at a pier on Water Grant Street. (Sept. 9, 2012)

The color guard performs a ceremonial tribute during
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The color guard performs a ceremonial tribute during a 9/11 memorial service that unveiled a new memorial plaque honoring victims from Yonkers. (Sept. 9, 2012)

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Ron Masciandaro plays the keyboard at the unveiling
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Ron Masciandaro plays the keyboard at the unveiling of a new 9/11 memorial in Yonkers. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Members of the Yonkers City Council listen to
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Members of the Yonkers City Council listen to a reading of poems from the Island of Tears during a dedication event for the new 9/11 memorial in Yonkers. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Elected officials listen to author Tiziano Thomas Dossena's
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Elected officials listen to author Tiziano Thomas Dossena's remarks at the unveiling of a new 9/11 memorial in Yonkers. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Mary Hoar, president of the Yonkers Historical Society;
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Mary Hoar, president of the Yonkers Historical Society; retired ironworker Warren F. Murphy; and a Yonkers community member reflect during a moment of silence at the dedication of a new 9/11 memorial at a pier on Water Grant Street. Murphy, center, who retired after an on-the-job injury in 1998, helped build the World Trade Center. He said that on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, during his customary visit to a Yonkers park, he noticed a low-flying plane, just before the first plane struck. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Former Yonkers City Councilman Bob Stauf leads the
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Former Yonkers City Councilman Bob Stauf leads the crowd in singing "Amazing Grace" during the dedication of the new 9/11 memorial in Yonkers. (Sept. 9, 2012)

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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano speaks during the dedication
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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano speaks during the dedication of a new 9/11 memorial at a pier on Water Grant Street. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Veterans in Yonkers attend an event on the
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Veterans in Yonkers attend an event on the Yonkers waterfront unveiling a new 9/11 plaque memorializing Yonkers' community members who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. (Sept. 9, 2012)

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