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The 9/11 Decade: Mount Pleasant Area Memorials

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – To mark the 10th anniversary of the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001, there will be multiple commemorative events around the Westchester County area, including in Mount Pleasant

On Sunday, the town of Mount Pleasant will hold its annual Ceremony of Remembrance. The event is sponsored by the Thornwood American Legion- Gilber Rauh Post 1574. Drew McFadden, the post 1574 Commander, says that this year's event will bring a larger crowd.

"We usually average around 300 people every year but I think there will be a lot more this year with it being the tenth anniversary," McFadden said.

McFadden said that in attendance will be Westchester County Legislator John Nonna along with members of the Mount Pleasant Police Department, volunteer fire departments, boy scouts and other elected officials.

The ceremony will be highlighted by prayers of remembrance for those who were lost that day, followed by a candle lighting and ringing of the bells ceremony.

"It's a very moving event, I hope everyone can attend,"

The event will be held at the Mount Pleasant Community Center in Valhalla and will begin at 7 p.m.

Westchester County will also hold its own memorial service on Sunday at 6 p.m. at "The Rising" memorial at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

County Executive Rob Astorino and families of the 111 Westchester County residents who died that day, along with other elected officials are expected to attend.

The event will include a candle lighting ceremony to honor those who were lost during the tragedy ten years ago.

For the first time, the annual event will be held during the twilight hours in order to allow residents to attend other 9/11 memorials being held around the county during the day. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

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