For the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, the St. James Fire District and the 9/11 Responders Remembered nonprofit organization helped introduce two new memorials to the Town of Smithtown.
With Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Smithtown, Legis. Lynne Nowick, R-St. James, Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter, Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, and more in attendance, the fire district unveiled the still unfinished park one year ago to hundreds of locals in attendance. While the sod was not put down and the property was largely unlandscaped due to hurricane-turned-tropical storm Irene, this year locals will see a park that is almost complete during a candlelight memorial.
The day before the 10-year anniversary, the 9/11 Responders Remembered memorial wall at Gibbs Pond Road and Smithtown Boulevard in Nesconset was unveiled, with the names of first responders who have died from 9/11 related illnesses.
Here's a retrospective of the events that took place last year locally.