9 – 11 Memorial and Candlelight Vigil to be Held at the New Rochelle Armory . An Evening of Rememberance and Reflection

Written By: John D'Alois

There will be a memorial service to honor the lives lost, and pay tribute to those who gave selflessly in the aftermath of the tragic events of September 11th , 2001 . All are welcome .

Join family , friends , and the community to reflect upon a day that changed so many lives forever , and to remember loved ones lost through prayer , story and song .

Come together on Friday , September 11 at 7:30 PM on the front lawn of The Armory 270 East Main St , New Rochelle . The Armory served as a staging area for relief supplies to support the efforts at Ground Zero

In the event of inclement weather , the service will be held at the American Legion Hall , Post 8 , 112 North Ave . The service is being held under the auspices of the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association of the City of New Rochelle.

They are all gone into the world of light,
And I alone sit lingering here;
Their very memory is fair and bright,
And my sad thoughts doth clear.
~ Henry Vaughan,

4 thoughts on “9 – 11 Memorial and Candlelight Vigil to be Held at the New Rochelle Armory . An Evening of Rememberance and Reflection”

  1. Mayor Bramson
    Will our good mayor, who I am certain has done all he can to make sure we never forget 9.11, will he be attending?
    This is an important date by ALL including all politicians, correct?

    1. Actually, Mayor Bramson was not Invited or Welcome
      Although, there were members of city council paying their respects and considered the occasion important enough to attend, the mayor himself was not invited nor was he welcome to partake in the remembrance. Considering the attempts by his office to derail this community based event, many who attended hoped he wouldn’t demean the event by showing up. There were actually 2 people who chose to stand by the door (in an unofficial capacity, it was their idea and no-one discouraged them) to express that sentiment just in case he did show. That’s how upset they were with his “nonsense” (their words, not mine) In spite of his underhanded and calculated efforts along with his self serving political agenda, the event was a complete success in that it offered the citizens a place to come together and bond as a community .Coincidence the Journal News Stenography lackeys said nothing about it as they reported other events in their Sept 12th edition? The mayor doesn’t like when we ALL join together. Only when HIS cadre joins together. If we all join together, we might talk and realize how misplaced the mayor’s priorities are. No wonder the polling (unofficial)we’ve done shows his support dwindling.
      With that being said, I want to say how impressive and moving the ceremony was. How amazing New Rochelle is in its capacity to help, heal and remember what’s truly important. The contributions and support by people of all walks coming together for a common cause is the telling of the real New Rochelle. This is the New Rochelle that comes to your aid when you need it, and celebrates your success when it’s achieved .Thank you to everyone and know you are appreciated. Though I am always proud to say I live in New Rochelle, On Sept 11th, at the American Legion Hall, I was just a little more proud. Good for you New Rochelle.
      We must never forget!

  2. Henry Vaughn Quote
    What a stupid quote that lacks any poetic sensibility. A good example of why 9-11 remembrances, almost 10 years now, should be private.

    1. RE ; Henry Vaughn Quote
      Not knowing what you mean by ” poetic sensibility” , I will just guess that you are angry about something . If it offended you in any way , so be it . Personally , while I am saddened by the loss of friends , I leave room to celebrate in that I was among the few who were touched by their presence in their short time on this earth . While I will never forget how they died , I choose to remember how they lived . In that sense , I carry the good they shared with me and pass it to those around me . As for public or private , I support people choosing whatever works for them . It’s very personal and I’ll leave that judgment for others to make .

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