East Meadow, NY – With the 13th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Attack on America quickly approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today ordered that flags on all Nassau County government buildings be flown at half-staff on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks on America.
County Executive Mangano stated, “The passage of time does not diminish the tragedy that our nation suffered 13 years ago. As we prepare to observe a national day of remembrance on September 11th, it is imperative that we commemorate this day by reflecting and honoring those we lost that tragic morning and the bravery and heroism shown by first responders and our service men and women who continue to make sacrifices to secure our freedom and safety.”
On Monday, County Executive Mangano hosted a Sunset and Remembrance Ceremony at Nassau County’s 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park which included the reading of names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks. The memorial features two semi-transparent aluminum towers, representing the World Trade Center towers, rising 30 feet from a fountain, and also contains two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center.