Sept. 11, 2011 will summon remembrances and reflections of the events ten years ago for many Philipstown residents. Here at Philipstown.info we hope to capture some of them to share with the community. In doing so we invite readers to submit their own written, recorded or photographed works that commemorate the anniversary in some way. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also plan to cover some of the local events scheduled for this coming Sunday:
- · 8:46 a.m. The Great Bell at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands will be tolled once for each of the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the terrorist attacks. Both parishioners and members of the community are invited to participate in tolling the bell at any time during the memorial, which is estimated to conclude at 12:55 p.m. For more information contact the Verger, Thom Harrington, 845-896-6333.
- · 10 a.m. The Village of Cold Spring will observe a moment of silence for reflection, remembrance and prayer at the 9/11 Memorial Garden located at McConville Park (aka Tot’s Park) on Morris Avenue (Route 9D). All are invited.
- · 10 a.m. The Chapel Restoration (45 Market St. at the Cold Spring Metro-North station) will host the duo BlissSing. Eileen O’Hare and Cat Guthrie will lead omni-faith sacred chanting for communal healing, world harmony and love. There is a $10 suggested donation but no one will be turned away. For more information: www.blissingchant.com.
- · 4 p.m. The Sunset Reading Series at the Chapel Restoration will feature local authors, Sam Anderson, Frank Ortega and Gwendolyn Bounds, reading from their works with some reflecting on the events of Sept 11, 2001. A free wine and cheese reception to follow.
- 6:15 p.m. The Garrison Fire Company will be holding a brief memorial at the PatriotGardenat the northwest corner of the GarrisonSchoolsoccer field. The garden was created in 2003 in memory of David Fodor, a Garrison resident who was a tax accountant and volunteer Fire Warden at a firm on the 90th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower. David was last seen helping people into the stairway and directing them, since there was no safe place down the stairs, to the roof. His body was found a few days after the collapse.
- · 7 p.m. The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, will host a special candlelight prayer service at the World Trade Center Memorial Cross in the St. Jude Prayer Garden located on the grounds of Graymoor, to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Putnam County Sheriff, Brig. Gen. Donald B. Smith, US Army, Ret., will be the main speaker. The Garrison Volunteer Fire Company, and the Garrison Ambulance Corp. will also participate. The World Trade Center Cross at Graymoor was erected by the Ironworkers of Local 40, N.Y.C. who constructed it of steel girders and ash from the WTC site. The Cross is a simple but powerful tribute to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.