“Looking back and remembering the horrible events of 9/11, it is hard to believe that it was only 10 years ago when our country came under attack by terrorists who brought hate and death from the skies.
The memories and emotions from that day are so easy to go back to. The images of planes disappearing into the Twin Towers, of smoke clouds rolling down the streets of lower Manhattan, of photos hung by family members of their missing, all are permanently etched into our memories and will never be erased.
Like most Americans, I also remember the way people all across the nation, regardless of creed or race, joined in their support of the nearly 3,000 people who perished and to those who lost their loved ones.
One of the New York Remembers exhibit is located at the lower level of the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam. State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady said), "I commend Governor Cuomo for bringing the ‘New York Remembers’ exhibit to many locations throughout the State, including Amsterdam. It is important that we remember that terrible day. We need to honor the victims, thank the rescue personnel and volunteers, and take steps to prevent such future acts of terrorism and protect our country." Each location will remain open until the end of September. All will be open on Sunday, September 11th.
We run a reunion focusing on The Cove, the premier club in Brooklyn during the 70s and 80s. We invite everyone to attend. Not just people that went to the Cove. The music is surprisingly good and the vibe has been awesome.
Senator Dean Skelos is pictured with Governor Andrew Cuomo, Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray and the heroic 9/11 First Responders from Rockville Centre during the unveiling of the "New York Remembers" Exhibit at the Rockville Centre Recreation Centre.
Suffolk County, in conjunction with New York State and the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), have joined forces to establish a Disaster Recovery Center to assist residents and businesses that have losses or damages caused by Hurricane Irene. The centers are staffed with disaster recovery specialists who can provide information and answer questions about storm related disaster assistance and available low interest loans from the Small Business Administration. Individuals seeking assistance should register with FEMA first by calling the toll-free FEMA Hotline at 800-621-3362. Applicants can also register online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
Dear Neighbor,We are all well aware that Hurricane Irene has left a terrible path of destruction in its wake – not only up and down the East Coast, but in our own back yards. Many of our friends and neighbors have felt the brunt of the storm’s devastating winds and flooding, which have both taken a painful toll on lives, homes, and property. As we keep them in our thoughts and prayers, many New Yorkers are also looking for ways to lend a helping hand.Once again, the American Red Cross is leading a major effort to help individuals, families and entire communities recover in this time of need. I encourage you to
I am pleased to report that Schenectady County is now eligible for both municipal and individual FEMA assistance, same as Montgomery County. This means local governments, as well as homeowners, renters and businesses, can apply for FEMA aid. To register for FEMA assistance, call (800) 621-3362, or register online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
Sunday is the 10th annual commemoration of 9-11. I remember that day is if it happened yesterday. Shortly after the attacks, I was part of a delegation that went to Ground Zero. We toured the damage and met many emergency personnel. This was truly a devastating event, but the human spirit is amazing as Americans came together to help the victims of this tragedy. It is important to remember this event in order to honor the victims and rescue workers, and to reaffirm our commitments to prevent future acts of terrorism.
Senator John DeFrancisco attended the unveiling of the "New York Remembers" exhibit at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse. On display is a battalion chief car from the FDNY headquarters at Metrotech in Brooklyn. Several FDNY battalion chiefs were lost on 9/11.
Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I-Shirley) presented a poster commemorating the introduction of the Purple Heart stamp as a Forever stamp to Commander Ed Teller (above left) of American Legion Post 155, this past Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Senator Zeldin (above right), who is also a member of the American Legion, is a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves.