Borough President James Oddo announced today that he will once again host an in-person event for the annual Staten Island 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. For the 20th anniversary, with restrictions being relaxed, the ceremony will be able to take place at the Postcards Memorial site while following social distancing guidelines. The borough president’s office will also be live streaming the event for those who are unable to come or do not feel comfortable attending an in-person ceremony.
This annual observance will feature the recitation of the names of the Staten Islanders who were lost on 9/11, as well as a reading of the names of the First Responders who have perished since that day due to their work at Ground Zero. Special musical selections and a video tribute will honor those we lost.
“The Borough Hall staff and I are honored that we will be able to join together to remember those we lost on that terrible day, including the First Responders who have passed since then as a result of their bravery on that day and in the days that followed,” said Borough President James Oddo. “On the 20th anniversary of this horrific tragedy, I hope this ceremony gives solace to the families who are able to attend in person, and to those who wish to see it while staying at home. It is only right that we pay tribute to these Staten Islanders, and I ask you to join us in honoring their memories and providing support for their families and friends.”
A letter to the families of those lost has been sent notifying them of the ceremony and inviting them to participate in the recitation of names and the video tribute. Families can expect a formal invitation to be mailed to them this summer.