Memorial at Juniper Valley Park 1
Families participate in a somber candlelight vigil that
stretched to cover more than half of Juniper Valley Park.
Memorial at Juniper Valley Park 2
Carl Catapano looks at a memorial poster containing portraits
and snapshots of area residents and first responders killed on
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Jake Campbell, left, and Austin Larsen, who lost parents in the
World Trade Center attack, help unveil a plaque for the new
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Organizers of the 9/11 Memorial ceremony at Juniper Valley Park
lead the visitors in the singing of “God Bless America.”
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Thousands of Queens area residents brought light to the city and
comfort to those who lost loved ones on the 10th anniversary of the
attack on the World Trade Center.
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Members of the Coastal Patrol Cadets stand at rest prior to
Sunday’s 9/11 memorial. The group was one of several that presented
the flag during opening ceremonies.
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
Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:00 pm.
Updated: 5:37 pm.