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Long Island's September 11 Memorial Events 2013

- Where Long Islanders can commemorate this anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy

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It's hard to believe that the tragic events of September 11th occurred 12 years ago. Of the nearly 3,000 fatalities at the World Trade Center, more than 400 Long Islanders who worked in Manhattan died that day, and the sad memories still haunt us.

Here are some events on Long Island to honor the memories of those precious lives that were lost on that day.

Please note that some related events are scheduled before or after September 11th.

If you know of other 9/11-related events on Long Island, please e-mail me at longisland@aboutguide.com.

See also 9/11 Memorial Visitors Guide, 9/11 Memorial Events in Queens, and read aboutSeptember 11, 2001 Memorials in Brooklyn — A Guide for Visitors and Locals.

Monday, September 9, 2013. n commemoration of September 11, 2001 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, the Long Island Volunteer Center, an affiliate of HandsOn Network and the Nassau County Firefighters Museum are sponsoring a blood drive on Monday, September 9, 2013 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum, located along Museum Row, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard (exit M-4 West off the Meadowbrook Parkway). Eligibility criteria: bring an ID with signature or photo, eat well and drink fluids, minimum weight 110 pounds, no tattoos for the past 12 months, ages 16 to 76 (16 years old must have parental permission. Age 76 and over will need a doctor's note.)

For questions concerning medical eligibility, please call (800) 688-0900. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

To schedule an appointment, please go to http://tinyurl.com/LIvolunteercenterblooddrive. For more info, please visit www.longislandvolunteercenter.org.

Monday, September 9, 2013 - The Town of Oyster Bay's 9/11 Memorial Ceremony starts at 7 p.m. at Tobay Beach. TOwn supervisor John Venditto says "The Town's September 11 memorial is situated on teh baysdie of Tobay Beach, where there is a direct line of sight to where the Twin Towers once stood." The memorial monument is inscribed with the names of Town of Oyster Bay residents lost on September 11, 2001, and features a steel beam recovered fromt he World Trade center. There will be a candlelight vigil, vocal performances, bagpipe music and religious readings, and the names of those lost will be read.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013. For the 12th year, the Commack School District will remember the victims and heroes of 9/11 with a candlelight ceremony, The 9/11 Night of Remembrance from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Heroes Memorial Track at Commack High School, 1 Scholar Lane, Commack, NY, (631) 912-2100.

September 11, 2013, The Common Ground Memorial Service at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Please bring a chair so you can sit during the event.

Schedule: Pastor Gary Brinn, vocalist Michelle O'Keefe, Sean Barry on bagpipes, musical group the Reflectones, vocalist Rick Magnani, St. Ann's Choir, labyrinth walk.

At The Common Ground, Rotary Park, between Candee and Gillette Avenues, Sayville, New York. More info: www.thecommonground.com.

9/11 Day is the international non-profit movement "to observe September 11 every year as a day of charitable service and doing good deeds....[that] created this observance soon after 9/11 to provide a positive way to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world. Today millions participate annually by taking time out on 9/11 to help others in need, in their own way." Visit their website to find out how you can volunteer.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013. The Town of Hempstead will host their annual 9/11 memorial ceremony, which is the largest on Long Island. It will start at 7:30 a.m. at Town Park at Point Lookout, 1300 Lido Boulevard, Point Lookout, NY, (516)431-3900. The event is free and open to all. The Hempstead Town Board, reverend clergy, families of beloved victims and fellow Americans will join together fo an uplifting experience with an opportunity for personal reflecton and renewal.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Commemoration of September 11 at Stony Brook University, West Campus, Nicolls Road, main entrance, Stony Brook, NY, (631) 632-6000 at the Alumni Memorial Grove near the Student Activities Center Bus Loop. This event will honor alumni and other members of the Stony Brook family who were lost on September 11, 2001. More information: Please call (631) 632-6320.

At 8:46 a.m., the university bell will toll before a moment of silence as students place a wreath at the Memorial Grove.

From 12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., join students, faculty and staff for Volunteer Service Day to honor the victims and horoes of 9/11. To volunteer, please contact Mary Hoffmann at Mary.Hoffmann@stonybrook.edu or Anthony LaViscount at Anthony.LaViscount@stonybrook.edu.

The chapels will be open for those who seek to pray, meditate and reflect.

Stony Brook University's Memorial Arch honors the 21 Stony Brook alumni who were lost on 9/11.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - the Town of Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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