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Remembering 9/11 in Westchester

Rabbi Lester Bronstein, who gave opening and closing

Rabbi Lester Bronstein, who gave opening and closing prayers at A Community Gathering of Remembrance and Hope at Liberty Park in White Plains, sits silently during the event in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The memorial at the park bears the name of the six local residents who perished that day. (Sept. 11, 2012) Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Many gather throughout Westchester County to remember those lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

Rabbi Lester Bronstein, who gave opening and closing
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Rabbi Lester Bronstein, who gave opening and closing prayers at A Community Gathering of Remembrance and Hope at Liberty Park in White Plains, sits silently during the event in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The memorial at the park bears the name of the six local residents who perished that day. (Sept. 11, 2012)

White Plains Commissioner of Recreation and Parks Wayne
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White Plains Commissioner of Recreation and Parks Wayne Bass, right, hands an American flag to Oliver Iles, whose wife's niece Linda Sheehan was lost during the terrorist attacks of 9/11, following A Community Gathering of Remembrance and Hope at Liberty Park in White Plains. The memorial at the park bears the name of the six local residents, Sheehan among them, who perished that day. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

"Taps" player Robert Fries of White Plains, right, and White Plains Public Safety Commissioner David Chong talk with other attendees after A Community Gathering of Remembrance and Hope at Liberty Park in White Plains. The memorial at the park bears the name of the six local residents who perished that day. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Members of the White Plains Common Council place
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Members of the White Plains Common Council place a wreath on the 9/11 memorial at Liberty Park in White Plains during A Community Gathering of Remembrance and Hope. The memorial at the park bears the name of the six local residents who perished that day. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Rabbi Lester Bronstein, right, who gave opening and
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascareñas

Rabbi Lester Bronstein, right, who gave opening and closing prayers at A Community Gathering of Remembrance and Hope at Liberty Park in White Plains, reacts during the event in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The memorial at the park bears the name of the six local residents who perished that day. (Sept. 11, 2012)

White Plains Fire Chief Richard Lyman, far left,
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White Plains Fire Chief Richard Lyman, far left, and Public Safety Commissioner David Chong listen to speakers during A Community Gathering of Remembrance and Hope, held in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, at Liberty Park in White Plains. The memorial at the park bears the name of the six local residents who perished that day. (Sept. 11, 2012)

The City of White Plains Public Safety Honor
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The City of White Plains Public Safety Honor Guard raise the American flag halfway at the start of A Community Gathering of Remembrance and Hope, held in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, at Liberty Park in White Plains. The memorial at the park bears the name of the six local residents who perished that day. (Sept. 11, 2012)

The American flag is at half staff as
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

The American flag is at half staff as Rabbi Lester Bronstein gives the closing prayer at A Community Gathering of Remembrance and Hope, in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, at Liberty Park in White Plains. The memorial at the park bears the name of the six local residents who perished that day. (Sept. 11, 2012)

A photo of 9/11 terrorist-attack victim Marisa DiNardo
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A photo of 9/11 terrorist-attack victim Marisa DiNardo rests against the memorial at Liberty Park in White Plains during A Community Gathering of Remembrance and Hope. The memorial at the park bears the name of the six local residents, DiNardo among them, who perished that day. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Residents and officials of White Plains, including Fire
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Residents and officials of White Plains, including Fire Chief Richard Lyman in the rear at center, honor the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 at A Community Gathering of Remembrance and Hope at Liberty Park in White Plains. The memorial at the park bears the name of the six local residents who perished that day. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Grounds forman Rocco Massaro prepares the memorial stones
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Grounds forman Rocco Massaro prepares the memorial stones for the ceremony at The Rising 9/11 Memorial at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. (Sept. 11, 2012)

A women makes a photo of the The
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A women makes a photo of the The Rising 9/11 Memorial at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. (Sept. , 2012)

Visitors to the park walk by The Rising
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Visitors to the park walk by The Rising 9/11 Memorial at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. (Sept. 11, 2012)

A jogger passes the The Rising 9/11 Memorial
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A jogger passes the The Rising 9/11 Memorial at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Liz Clark of Thornwood, walks around the The
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Liz Clark of Thornwood, walks around the The Rising 9/11 Memorial at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Flags are placed on the Memorial Trees at
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Flags are placed on the Memorial Trees at The Rising 9/11 Memorial at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. (Sept. 11, 2012)

A wreath at the 9/11 memorial service in
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A wreath at the 9/11 memorial service in Liberty Park in White Plains. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Susanna DiNardo mourns the loss of her cousin,
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Susanna DiNardo mourns the loss of her cousin, Marisa DiNardo Schorpp, who died during the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Marisa was a godmother to Susanna's daughter, Victoria. She is one of the 109 victims from Westchester County whose names are engraved in stone under the stainless steel sculpture "The Rising" in Valhalla. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Employees from Fuji and the Westchester Parks and
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Employees from Fuji and the Westchester Parks and Recreation Department plant mums and mulch at the Kensico Dam Plaza in preparation for the memorial service for victims of 9/11, which will take place in front of the steel sculpture "The Rising." (Sept. 10, 2012)

A view of the steel sculpture
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A view of the steel sculpture "The Rising" in Valhalla. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Employees from Fuji and the Westchester Parks and
Photo Credit: Susan Stava

Employees from Fuji and the Westchester Parks and Recreation Department plant mums and mulch at the Kensico Dam Plaza in preparation for the memorial service for victims of 9/11, which will take place in front of the steel sculpture "The Rising" in Valhalla. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Residents pay their respects at the 9/11 memorial
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Residents pay their respects at the 9/11 memorial sculpture "The Rising" at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Bill Dutcher, center, and fellow employees from Fuji
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Bill Dutcher, center, and fellow employees from Fuji and the Westchester Parks and Recreation Department plant mums and mulch at the Kensico Dam Plaza in preparation for the memorial service for victims of 9/11, which will take place in front of the steel sculpture "The Rising" in Valhalla. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Many gather to remember those lost in the
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Many gather to remember those lost in the 9/11 attacks at "The Rising" sculpture at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Residents will gather at
Photo Credit: Susan Stava

Residents will gather at "The Rising" sculpture in Kensico Dam Plaza to remember those lost on 9/11. (Sept. 10, 2012)

A view in Kensico Dam Plaza of the
Photo Credit: Susan Stava

A view in Kensico Dam Plaza of the steel sculpture "The Rising." (Sept 10, 2012)

Residents gather in Valhalla to view
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Residents gather in Valhalla to view "The Rising" sculpture, a memorial built to honor those Westchester County residents lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Residents visit
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Residents visit "The Rising," a steel sculpture in Valhalla built to honor Westchester County residents lost on 9/11. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Kids ride bikes in Valhalla around the steel
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Kids ride bikes in Valhalla around the steel scultpure "The Rising," a memorial built to honor the 109 Westchester County residents who died in the 9/11 attacks. (Sept. 10, 2012)

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