The town of Greenburgh 9-11 remembrance tribute drew a large crowd to Richard Presser Park in Hartsdale Wednesday, Sept. 11. New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins spoke about how she remembered the details of Sept. 11, 2001. Westchester County Executive George Latimer was also among the speakers. The keynote speaker was Peter Woods, a Hartsdale fire commissioner and retired NYPD sergeant who was among the first responders working in the pit after the twin towers fell. Highview School music teacher Sharon Harris sang the national anthem, the Woodlands High School band provided music, and students from Sacred Heart School read the names of all the first responders who lost their lives at the World Trade Center. Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and the Greenburgh Town Board read the names of the Greenburgh residents who lost their lives. There was a gun salute by the Greenburgh Police Department Honor Guard. Retired Detective Kenny Lee played taps on his trumpet, and Detective Nick Parikka performed “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes.

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