Albion will host 9/11 memorial events on Monday

Photos by Tom Rivers: The Elks Lodge in Albion hosted a memorial service on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Elks Lodge on Monday will again host a memorial service.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 September 2017 at 3:15 pm

ALBION – There will be two memorial events on Monday in Albion on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

There will be a 10 a.m. memorial service on Monday at the Elk’s Club on West State Street. Local firefighters, police officers, paramedics and other first responders will be part of the service, as well as local and state legislators.

Later on Monday, there will be a candlelight vigil outside the Courthouse at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend both events.

Firefighters from throughout the county have been invited for the services. (There were 343 firefighters killed on Sept. 11 in New York City.)

Cuomo says flags on state property will be half-staff on Sept. 11

The ladder trucks from the Albion and Medina fire departments hold a giant American flag on Main Street in Albion on Sept. 11, 2016.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed flags to be a half-staff on state government buildings on Monday in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

“Nearly 16 years ago, New York endured one of the deadliest and most devastating terrorist attacks America has ever seen. Today, and every day since September 11, 2001, we remember the lives lost and we honor New York’s finest and bravest first responders who served as beacons of light during our darkest day.

“As we continue to remember the nearly 3,000 lives taken from us too soon on 9/11, we also honor the dedicated men and women of the United States Armed Forces who fight tirelessly every day for our safety and freedom both at home and abroad.”

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