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Islip Town Remembers Fallen Residents in 9/11 Ceremony

Solemn memorial at Town Hall honored 90 residents.

Islip Town came together during an afternoon ceremony at Town Hall Tuesday to honor the 90 residents lost 11 years ago to terror attacks.

Members of the Islip Fire Department prsented the colors during the memorial ceremony, which took place in front of the on the front lawn.

Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford, addressed the crowd and commended the thousands of people that made sacrifices on Sept. 11, 2001.

"As bad as the day was, as horrible as it was, all of us can take pride in the sacrifices that men and women made that day. Our hearts go out to their families who have suffered so much since that day," he said. "If there is anything good that come from it though, it's the fact that it brought our country together and it showed the true spirit of the American people."

Islip Supervisor Tom Croci echoed King's sentiments.

"We are constantly reminded on this day of the great sacrifices that were made not only in human life, but in the days following," he said. "The great strength of New Yorkers and the great strength of America were truly exemplified that day."

During the service, Croce and members of the Town Council read the names of the 90 Town residents who perished on 9/11. After a moment of silence, a red, white and blue wreath was placed in front of the town's memorial.

During closing remarks, Chief Robert F. Hulse, a 9/11 First Responder and President of the Islip Town Fire Chief Council paid respects to his fellow emergency workers who rushed to Ground Zero that day.

"We are here to remember and honor the civilians and our emergency repsonder who so honorably and bravely, disregarding their own safety, performed extraordinary acts of heroism and bravery, with many making the ultimate sacrifice. To these men and women our thoughts and prayers are always with you."

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