Local residents attended the event at 80th St. and Myrtle Ave. in Glendale to remember the loved ones and friends that died during the tragedy.
“We all remember what we were doing that day, and what a trying day it was,” said Assemblyman Mike Miller. Miller said his stepdaughter was near the Twin Towers when the first plane hit, but was not injured.
“We should never forget and here we are 11 years later, not forgetting,” he said.
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley also expressed her sorrow for those lost in the tragedy. “We’ll never forget the friends and loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice,” Crowley said.
Different community members read aloud the names of those who died during the attacks while members of the 104th Precinct and Boy Scout Troop 427 of Sacred Heart Church carried red roses to symbolize life.
“We don’t realize how precious life is,” said Barbara Donnelly, a resident of Maspeth. Donnelly said she had lost her childhood friend in the attacks. “He was a firefighter, and I think it’s important that we remember those who lost their lives.”