An invitation of remembrance from Rhinebeck Supervisor Tom Traudt & Rhinebeck Mayor Jim Reardon:
To memorialize the nearly 3,000 lives lost 10 years ago, please gather in front of Rhinebeck Town Hall at 8:30 a.m. this Sunday, September 11, 2011.
The Rhinebeck Fire Department will serve refreshments after the ceremony. Please spread the word to all Rhinebeck residents
|Official 9/11 Memorial Flag unveiled http://www.empirestatenews.net/News/20110907-2.html|
|ALBANY – The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled the official New York State September 11th Memorial Flag, Tuesday. The flag will be raised in honor of the victims of September 11th and the countless first responders who came from all across the nation to help in the clean-up and recovery efforts.For the tenth anniversary, the flag will be flown at the State Capitol and at the entrance to the memorial at the World Trade Center site.
“The Memorial Flag is meant to serve as a long-lasting symbol of our respect for those who were lost on September 11th and our resilience in the face of tragedy,” Cuomo said. “Written on the flag are the words ‘We Remember’ – we remember the faces, the stories, and the heroes of that day and this flag reminds us to always pass on those memories to future generations.”
Joe Daniels, President of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, said, “All of us at the Memorial are grateful for Governor Cuomo’s dedication to helping commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and today’s announcement is another example of this commitment. The flag will serve as a symbol of our resilience in the wake of unimaginable events. This tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks also reminds us of the indomitable spirit of New Yorkers that endured that terrible day and in the years since.”
The symbols on the flag evoke what was lost on September 11th and what still endures. The 40 yellow stars represent the fatalities from United Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The five-sided figures represent the Pentagon, where 125 people died. At the center of the flag are the Twin Towers, where the greatest loss of life occurred that day