NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – New Rochelle city officials and residents commemorated the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Tuesday.
A memorial service and candlelight vigil was held at the New Rochelle American Legion in remembrance of those killed.
United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association President Peter Parente said everyone should remember 9/11.
“It’s the eleventh anniversary of the day that we will never forget,” he said.
Residents recited names of those killed in the attacks, and also spoke about loved ones who died that day.
John D’Alois, of the Save Our Armory Committee, helped show support to the family members. “We’re here together to say that we also remember,” he said.
Attendees also sang songs and said prayers.
Former New York State Assemblyman Ron Tocci said the United States is not the same since the attacks. “Our lives are changed,” he noted.