9/11 memorial events planned for the North Fork

This Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Several events have been planned across the North Fork to honor the lives lost that day. 

The following is a schedule of events:

Tuesday, Sept. 11

4:30 p.m.: The commander of the Southold American Legion Post 803 will present a brief history of 9/11 at the Southold Town Recreation Center in Peconic.

5 p.m.: The 9/11 Committee and the Southold Town Fire Chiefs Council is hosting a remembrance ceremony at Jean Cochran Park on Peconic Lane in Peconic. There will be 2,977 flags available in memory of everyone lost that day for people to place at the park. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a special ceremony held by Southold Town fire departments.

6:15 p.m.: The public is invited to meet at the corner of Park Road (Thomas Kelly Memorial Drive) and Marine Street in Riverhead for a candlelight walk and remembrance service. Attendees will walk to the memorial park at the corner of Sound Avenue and Park Road for a short ceremony. Mr. Kelly was a local resident who lost his life on 9/11.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Noon: The Greater Jamesport Civic Association and The East End Emerald Society is hosting the first community 9/11 ceremony at the George Young Community Center in Jamesport. All are invited to attend. The East End Emerald Society will be replacing the flag and flagpole and honoring all local veterans. Late Riverhead police officer John Danowski, who has a monument at the memorial ground, will also be honored.