The following is a press release from Councilman Vincent Gentile:
BAY RIDGE – Calling on all of southwest Brooklyn to unite, Councilman Vincent J. Gentile will host a “Day of Remembrance” this coming Sunday to commemorate ten years since the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Victims’ families, local clergy, Veterans groups, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, school choirs, community leaders and elected officials will all be on hand for the event which will begin at 4:30 PM at John Paul Jones “Cannon Ball” Park at 101st Street & 4th Avenue. All are welcome.
“It is important that we come together to commemorate the tragedy and show reverence to those we lost, while reflecting upon the ten years that have passed and how this tragedy has impacted our future as a community and as a nation,” Councilman Gentile said.
Last spring, Councilman Gentile, determined to involve young people from the neighborhood – many of whom weren’t even born at the time of the attacks – asked twenty local schools to have their students create posters to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. “It’s only appropriate that the future leaders of our community and country – today’s children – play a major role in this tribute”, said Councilman Gentile.
The nearly 3,000 handmade posters will create a visceral mosaic as they are hung along the length of the bike path in time for a solemn procession ending at American Veteran’s Memorial Pier at
69th Street & Shore Road.
Councilman Vincent Gentile represents City Council District 43, which includes Bay Ridge, as well as parts of Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst