Throggs Neck Remembers 9/11

Firefighter Mike Rahilly (l) and captain Carlos Ghonz, 45th Precinct commanding officer, paid their respects at this year’s 9/11 memorial service.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Throggs Neck came together to commemorate 9/11’s 16th anniversary with the annual sunset memorial service near Engine 72 on East Tremont Avenue.

(l-r) Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, Gene DeFrancis, Peggy Vega, James McQuade, Tony Salimbene, Fr. Steven Norton, Thomas Messina and Guy Richardson honored the memories of the heroes and loved ones lost 16 years ago.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

As the sun set on Monday, September 11, local elected officials, community leaders, families and friends of the deceased offered prayers and laid flowers on a monument honoring Throggs Neck residents who perished in the terrorist attacks 16 years ago.

The 9/11 monument behind Engine 72 honoring local residents lost in the terror attacks.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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