Senator Golden To Host September 11th Memorial Events In Bay Ridge And Marine Park

Martin J. Golden

September 05, 2006

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing his plans to host two September 11th Memorials to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Monday, September 11, 2006.

Senator Golden will host a memorial in Marine Park, by the Field House at Fillmore Avenue, at 6:00 p.m. The Memorial will feature prayers, a moment of silence, song and inspirational speeches.

Senator Golden will also host a memorial event at 8:00 p.m. on the 69th Street Pier at Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road. The memorial will pay tribute to the victims lost from this community through prayer, song and a candle lighting ceremony. The ceremony will feature a 21-gun salute, a moment of silence and inspirational speeches. The event, will feature the Choir of the Gateway City Church. Bagpipers will perform.

At both events, two bunches of balloons, one bunch of 9 and one bunch of 11, will be released into the air in memory of the lives lost. Also, at both events, the original song "Towers in the Sky" will be part of the musical program.

Senator Golden stated, "This year, the date September 11, 2006 means that is have been five years since the horrific, world changing attacks of September 11, 2001. We must come together as a community, as a City and as a Nation to show that our spirit, our resolve and our hope and love for our country, has not and never will fade. We must remember the lives lost, the dreams shattered and the families torn apart. We must pray for healing and peace and we can never forget the individuals lost on that morning."

For more information on either of these memorial events, please contact Senator Golden’s community offices at (718) 238-6044 or at (718) 627-3659.