9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony

The Town of Penfield invites the public to a remembrance ceremony to recognize the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday, September 11 at 8:30 AM at the 9/11 Memorial Garden adjacent to the Dolomite Lodge at 1628 Jackson Road.

Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain and representatives from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Penfield Volunteer Emergency Ambulance, the Penfield Fire Company, and faith community will offer remarks and remembrances. The flag will be lowered to half-staff, and moments of silence will be observed during the ceremony.

Parking is available on-site. The ceremony is expected to last under one hour; if weather is inclement it will move to a nearby shelter.

In the evening, the Penfield Town Hall will be illuminated in blue lights in support of the “Tribute in Lights” collective remembrance at the 911 Memorial in New York City and in communities throughout the nation. 

Supervisor Tony LaFountain:

 “This year marks the 20th anniversary of September 11th, when this country was brutally attacked and many lives were lost and families impacted. It was the deadliest terror attack on American soil. This day will have lasting impact on our great country. Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. I would ask all of our residents to take a minute to reflect on this terrible event in our history and remember all of those individuals who lost their lives. We will not falter…we will not fear…we will not fail…we will not forget!”