Candlelight vigil for Tom Kelly, other 9/11 victims set for Tuesday

09/10/2012 2:00 PM |
Tom Kelly, FDNY, Sept. 11, Reeves Park

TIM GANNON FILE PHOTO | Park Road/Thomas Kelly Memorial Drive runs from Sound Avenue north through the Reeves Park neighborhood.

Members of the Kelly family and other residents of the Reeves Park area in Baiting Hollow will keep the memory of Tom Kelly and others who died on Sept. 11, 2001, alive Tuesday with a small candlelight vigil along Park Road.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | A portrait of Brooklyn firefighter Thomas Kelly painted by artist Peter Max.

The road, which stretches from Sound Avenue through Reeves Park to the north, is also named in honor of Tom Kelly, who had lived in Reeves Park.

Tom Kelly was NYC firefighter who was killed responding to the terror attacks at the World Trade Center.

A memorial in his honor now stands at the corner of Sound Avenue and Park Road/Thomas Kelly Memorial Drive.

This is the third year of the event. Attendees will meet at Marine Street and Park Road/Thomas Kelly Memorial Drive about 7 p.m. and walk to the Sound Avenue.

There will be a short service, probably about 7:30 p.m. at the memorial, organizers said.

Elsewhere on the North Fork Tuesday, there will be a 9/11 memorial flag-placing ceremony at Jean Cochran Park in Peconic.

That event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Flags will be provided to the public.

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