Jamesport 9/11 memorial service pays tribute to lives lost, veterans

09/16/2018 11:51 AM |

The Greater Jamesport Civic Association and The East End Emerald Society hosted the first community 9/11 ceremony at the George Young Community Center in Jamesport Saturday. 

The East End Emerald Society replaced the flag and flagpole at the park, also adding a 9/11 flag.

The event paid tribute to the lives lost on 9/11, late Riverhead police officer John Danowski, first responders and veterans.

Photos by Elizabeth Wagner

Greater Jamesport Civic Association & East End Emerald Society’s 1st 9/11 Ceremony at George Young Community Center in Jamesport.

Former NYC police officer and East End Emerald Society member John Cuddy of Jamesport.

Pledge of Allegiance, presenting colors and presenting arms.

Pledge of Allegiance, presenting colors and presenting arms.

Pledge of Allegiance, presenting colors and presenting arms.

Pledge of Allegiance, presenting colors and presenting arms.

Pledge of Allegiance, presenting colors and presenting arms.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Community members came to remember.

Community members came to remember.

Community members came to remember.

Dena Tishim conducting the Riverhead High School Chamber Choir in the National Anthem.

US Air Force Major Cear, retired 1940 Naval N3N-3 (World War II Biplane).

Scenes from the ceremony.

Scenes from the ceremony.

Greater Jamesport Civic Association President William Van Helmond rededicating the memorial “in remembrance of all who gave of themselves.”

World War II veteran and East End Emerald Society founding member Jack Cuddy of Jamesport raising the 9/11 commemorative flag.

Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith addressing the crowd.

Retiring the colors as Tim Kelly of Cutchogue plays the bagpipes.

Riverhead Town Officials, Greater Jamesport Civic Association, and East End Emerald Society at the 1st 9/11 Ceremony at George Young Community Center in Jamesport.

Of the Greater Jamesport Civic Association: Catherine Welsh of Jamesport (Recording Secretary), William C. Van Helmond of Jamesport (President), Patricia Carey of Jamesport (Treasurer), John Newman of South Jamesport (Vice President), Bill Welsh of Jamesport (past President), and Phil Piegari of Jamesport.

Late Riverhead police officer John Danowski’s monument on the memorial grounds.

The 9/11 commemorative flag raised by the Greater Jamesport Civic Association & East End Emerald Society at their first Memorial Ceremony at George Young Community Center in Jamesport.

Memorial grounds of George Young Community Center in Jamesport.

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