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Memorial at Juniper Valley Park

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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:00 pm | Updated: 5:37 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

Thousands came out to Juniper Valley Park on Sunday for perhaps the largest 9/11 memorial ceremonies in Queens.

The evening included hymns and patriotic songs, music and poetry by local artists and a candlelight vigil to remember the dead, comfort the survivors and to come together as a community.

The ceremony stretched out over more than half of the 55-acre park, and included families, first responders and those who wanted to lend their support.

Toward the end, organizers unveiled a new memorial garden dedicated to those lost. Friends and family members of 9/11 victims came forward during a roll call of area residents and first responders who died and placed carnations in the garden.

A bronze plaque depicting the former World Trade Center also was dedicated.

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