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Commack School District to Host 9/11 Night of Reflection

The Commack School District will host a September 11th Night of Reflection for all community members to pay their respects to the fallen heroes and victims of the 9/11 attacks. The annual event has become a memorable tradition of the community coming together as one to remember those that were lost during the tragedy.

“Our district invites all community members to join us for this very special ceremony to reflect on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks,” said Dr. Donald James, superintendent of the Commack School District. “This event brings us together to honor the individuals from our community that were tragically lost and remember the sacrifices that our first responders have made and continue to make for us.”

A candlelight ceremony will be held at the Heroes Memorial Track at the Commack High School football field on Saturday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. The Commack School District will recognize first responders, past and present, for their continued commitment in serving our community.

Commack is one of a few districts to receive a piece of World Trade Center steel, which was added to the district’s memorial in 2012 and features the names of Commack residents and district alumni who perished in the attacks. The ceremony will incorporate adding another wreath to the steel piece in honor of another year of remembrance for the fallen.

This unique ceremony will feature members of our Marine Corps, Commack Fire Department, Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps (CVAC), and members of our high school’s color guard team. There will be a helicopter fly by and a presentation from students reading the individual accounts of where members of our community were on that tragic day in history.

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