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"The Atlantic shore of Point Lookout has become the site of an annual pilgrimage for thousands of Long Islanders who seek meaningful reflection and a moving program in tribute to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. You are invited to participate in a thoughtful and heartfelt ceremony this year by the Atlantic Ocean as Hempstead Town unveils its permanent 9-11 memorial park in honor of the heroes of that fateful day. The new 9-11 memorial park features a meditation plaza with a memorial table, which will be etched with the poem “On the Beach at Night” by Walt Whitman. An elevated memorial walk will rise above the plaza, and the names of 3,000 victims of the terrorist attacks will be memorialized in granite on the edifice of a pedestrian bridge. A 30-foot-long beam from the World Trade Center, a directional plaque that will reference the location where the majestic Twin Towers once stood, a flag plaza and attractive plantings will complete a fitting setting for reflection and solace. Guests at this year’s ceremony will hear remarks from surviving family members of 9-11 victims, reflections from reverend clergy and musical tributes from the Kellenberg Consortium.
You are encouraged to arrive early, as a large crowd is anticipated at this memorial program. Town Park Point Lookout is located on Lido Blvd. at the end of Loop Parkway."