Memorial Service in Remembrance of 9/11 to be Held at United Way Garden

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Tannersville, PA – A “Healing and Remembrance Event” in observance of the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the United Way memorial garden in Tannersville.

The service will honor the extraordinary heroism, commitment and sacrifice of victims, rescuers and their families. The United Way’s garden is the county’s official 9/11 garden.

State Representatives Mario Scavello and Rosemary Brown and Monroe County Commissioner Theresa Merli will be speaking during the memorial program. Remarks will also be made by United Way of Monroe County Executive Director Mathilda Sheptak and Board President Curtis Rogers.

Local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will be participating in a flag salute and wreath presentation.

Girl Scout Tori Padmos will be singing “God Bless America” and “God Bless the USA”.

There will be a moment of silence, and flag pins and memory books will be distributed.

Members of the public – including survivors and their relatives, the families and friends of victims, and first responders – are invited to attend. Besides remembrance and healing, the service will focus on the spirit of unity.

The county memorial garden at the United Way is located at 135 Warner Road, between Routes 611 and 715 in Tannersville. For more information, or to attend, call 570-629-5657.

 

About The United Way of Monroe County

The United Way of Monroe County provides health and human services through community initiatives and funding to 33 local programs. Its targeted need areas include Engaging Youth, Meeting Basic Needs, Helping Children Succeed and Promoting Self-Sufficiency. “Live United” is part of the United Way’s mission of giving, advocating and volunteering to produce lasting changes in the community and advance the common good. Various volunteer opportunities are available at www.unitedwaymonroe.org.