September 11th Community Remembrance Events

In the United States, Patriot Day is observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11 of each year in memory of the 2,977 killed in the 2001 September 11 attacks. There are many events happening around the Hudson Valley to honor the memory of that day. We hope that there will continue to be healing and a show of respect for our men and women of service now and always as well as the families of those affected by the events on September 11th, 2001 through these scheduled ceremonies and events. 

Orange County 

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Commissioner Richard L. Rose, Jr. invite the community to attend the September 11th Patriot Day ceremony, which will be held at the Orange County Arboretum at Thomas Bull Memorial Park on Friday, September 11 at 6 p.m. The procession will begin at 5:55 p.m. followed promptly by the 6 p.m. ceremony.

The ceremony, which is open to the public, will honor the memory of the 44 Orange County residents who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and pays tribute to the brave military personnel who have served our nation since that fateful day. Families and survivors of 9/11, families of local military personnel, and veterans are invited to participate in the remembrance ceremony and join the procession by assembling at the Arboretum’s Ottaway Education Center at 5:30 p.m.

AND at Mount Saint Mary College

Lt. Col. Robert Darling is returning to Newburgh for the first time to giving a signature talk, "Never Forget" hosted by Mount Saint Mary College. He will speak of his experience in the White House Bunker on 9/11/2001. Lt. Col Robert Darling's signature talk, "Never Forget," is an unprecedented first-hand account of the events that unfolded in the White House Bunker following the news of the attack.

September 11th, 2015 at Mount Saint Mary College, Aquinas Hall Theater, 4 - 5 pm.

Free to attend. Donations from the event will benefit The Committee for Families of War Veterans: A non-partisan, 501 c3 not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2007 to raise significant funds for returning veterans, current soldiers, as well as soldiers wounded or killed in combat for their families.

The event is sponsored by Finkelstein & Partners, personal injury attorneys (who also happen to be sponsors of our site. We believe in the work they do and thank them for their support of not only our project but the community.)

Additional events:

  • Carmel – Candlelight vigil at 8pm near the Putnam Heroes Memorial Monument in Cornerstone Park
  • Chester – 6:30 pm at Community Park on Vadala Lane
  • Ellenville - 6:30 pm at Hunt Memorial Building near Liberty Square
  • Fishkill – 8:30am in the Village of Fishkill
  • Highland - 6pm at the 9/11 bench near the Chadeayne Traffic Circle
  • Hyde Park –  7pm there will be a candlelight vigil in Hackett Hill Park with music by the Amerscots Highland Pipe Band
  • Kingston - 8:30 am at Firemen’s Park on Washington Avenue
  • LaGrange – 8:30am Stringham Park
  • New Paltz – groundbreaking for the new 9/11 memorial at Fire Station No. 2. at 4pm
  • Saugerties – 7:30pm at Cantine Field
  • Wappingers Falls – 8:30am at Sgt. Mark Palmateer 9/11 Memorial Park on Route 9 at Old Hopewell Rd.
  • Village of Wappingers – 6:30pm at Mesier Park