Riverhead 9/11 victims to be honored with memorial being unveiled today

A new 9/11 memorial that will be unveiled at the Brookhaven Town Diamond in the Pines Park in Coram Sunday will bear the names of local victims in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The memorial is the work of the Rocky Point VFW Post  and it will honor rescue workers, War on Terror veterans and all the graduates and residents from the towns of Riverhead and Brookhaven that were lost on 9/11.

“It’s hard to believe that 10 years have passed since that fateful day when all Americans were joined together in grief for those who lost their lives,” said Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner. “This memorial will serve as a fitting tribute to the heroes and victims of 9/11 and a reminder of the strength and perseverance that we as country exhibited during such a painful time in out history.”

“The friends and neighbors that we lost on 9/11 will now and forever be remembered thanks to the dedication of the men and women of the Rocky Point VFW Post 6249,” said Town Supervisor Mark Lesko. “As we approach the 10th anniversary, I ask that all Brookhaven residents keep the victims and their families in your thoughts and prayers.”

The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the park on Route 112 in Coram.