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About Ann Parry

Ann Parry Photography Inc., Ann-Parry.com | blog: "FROM LONG ISLAND" FromLongIsland.com | New York, USA - - [fLi] - - For 5 generations, my family's lived on Long Island, my home base for capturing images of our people, traditions & cultural arts • civic engagement & government • architecture & coastal environment • animals • classic cars & historical aviation - - [fLi] - - I'm a portrait & event photographer, a freelance newspaper & magazine photographer, & a contract photographer for a press wire service.

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. Nassau County Executive LAURA CURRAN wears a face mask with American flag design, at the county Remembrance Ceremony at Eisenhower Park commemorating 19th anniversary of September 11 2001 terrorist attacks. (© 2020 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)

2020 Vision: Nassau County Remembers 9/11

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
September 16, 2020

Nassau County 9/11 Remembrance

Nassau County Eisenhower Park September 11, 2001 Memorial

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. The Nassau County 9/11 Memorial includes a tall metal sculpture representing the Twin Tower (seen at far right), two pieces of beams from the original Twin Towers, and a Survivor Tree. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. The Nassau County 9/11 Memorial includes a tall metal sculpture representing the Twin Tower (seen at far right), two pieces of beams from the original Twin Towers, and a Survivor Tree. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

9/11 Ceremony at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater

VIDEO  – Greg Hoffman during Reading of Names :

During the Reading of Names of the 348 Nassau County residents who died as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on September 11, 2002, each speaker ended by sharing about the loved one lost. Greg Hoffman was one of those readers (from above video):

“For my identical twin brother, Steven Gerrad Hoffman: It’s been 19 years, Steve, when you took Madeline to kindergarten. She’s a teacher now. She’s 24, and she’s beautiful. You’d be so proud of her

“One thing special about, unique about, September 11 is that the day of terror doesn’t end.
This January we buried a young man, Jim Bass. He was NYPD.
Age 30 he went onto the pile
Age 49 he died of the cancer

“May they all rest in peace.

“May God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change
Courage to change the things we can
And the wisdom to know the difference.”

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. SUSAN HUTCHINS, at far left podium, holds up photo of her son Kevin Colbert, who died after a plane hit South Tower on September 11, 2001. Nassau County Executive LAURA CURRAN sits at far right, as county commemorated 19th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks with Remembrance Ceremony at Eisenhower Park.

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. SUSAN HUTCHINS, at far left podium, holds up photo of her son Kevin Colbert, who died after a plane hit South Tower in NYC on September 11, 2001. Nassau County Executive LAURA CURRAN sits at far right, as county commemorated 19th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks with Remembrance Ceremony at Eisenhower Park. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. JOEY LABO, 16, of Wantagh, seen from back sitting on stage during 9/11 event, wearing a shirt in memory of his uncle Joseph G. Hunter, a FDNY 288 firefighter who died during the attacks, 9/11/01. Nassau County commemorated 19th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks with Remembrance Ceremony at Eisenhower Park, with names read of 348 county residents killed that day. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. JOEY LABO, 16, of Wantagh, seen from back sitting on stage during 9/11 event, wearing a shirt in memory of his uncle Joseph G. Hunter, a FDNY 288 firefighter who died during the attacks, 9/11/01. Nassau County commemorated 19th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks with Remembrance Ceremony at Eisenhower Park. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Nassau County Police Emerald Society Pipe Band

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. Nassau County Police Emerald Society Pipe Band performs during the county's commemoration of 19th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks with Remembrance Ceremony at Eisenhower Park. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. Nassau County Police Emerald Society Pipe Band performs during the county’s commemoration of 19th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks with Remembrance Ceremony at Eisenhower Park. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

9/11 • 2020

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. At far right, PATRICK J. RYDER, Commissioner of the Nassau County Police Department, is seated on side of stage as Nassau County commemorates 19th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks with Remembrance Ceremony at Eisenhower Park. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. At far right, PATRICK J. RYDER, Commissioner of the Nassau County Police Department, is seated on side of stage as Nassau County commemorates 19th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks with Remembrance Ceremony at Eisenhower Park. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

9/11 • 2020

Later at September 11, 2001 Memorial

After the ceremony I walked around the lake to the 9/11 Memorial.

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. At far left, TRICIA DEAN, widow of William T. Dean, of Floral Park, who died during terrorist attack on Twin Towers, sits at Nassau County Eisenhower Park September 11, 2001 Memorial, on bench across from plaque where her husband’s name is listed among 348 county residents killed by the attacks. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

East Meadow, New York, U.S. September 10, 2020. At far left, TRICIA DEAN, widow of William T. Dean, of Floral Park, who died during terrorist attack on Twin Towers, sits at Nassau County Eisenhower Park September 11, 2001 Memorial, on bench across from plaque where her husband’s name is listed among 348 county residents killed by the attacks. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

9/11 • 2020


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post : Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY. Sept. 10, 2020. Because wearing a face mask is patriotic, & respectful of others, I’ve featured a closeup of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran wearing one with an American Flag design at the county’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. ALL PRESENT wore face masks if they couldn’t social distance.


Nassau County 9/11 Ceremony 2020:  my PHOTO GALLERY

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(© 2020 Ann Parry, FromLongIsland.com) Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12-years-old, and friends hold a pink shell with Fight like a Girl written on it. Lizzie's Army painted shells to sell to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Annie's 24 year old sister Lizzie was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June . Over $3,000 has been raised so far through shell sales and GoFundMe.

Lizzie’s Army fights like a girl for breast cancer research

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
August 17, 2020

Lizzie’s Army

When 24-year-old LIZZIE FITZPATRICKwho happens to live a few blocks from me in Merrick – was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June, three tweens – her sister ANNIE, 12; their cousin MADDY; and Annie’s best friend ISABELLE – decided to turn their summer hobby of painting shells into a business to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

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Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. Tweens, L-R, ISABELLE, MADDY, and ANNIE FITZPATRICK, hold three of many shells they and friends painted, to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The trio formed Lizzie's Army after Annie's 24-year-old sister Lizzie Fitzpatrick was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. Tweens, L-R, ISABELLE, MADDY, and ANNIE FITZPATRICK, hold three of many shells they and friends painted, to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The trio formed Lizzie’s Army after Annie’s 24-year-old sister Lizzie Fitzpatrick was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

After seeing a News 12 segment announcing Lizzie’s Army was having a fundraiser selling painted shells on August 15th, I knew I had to cover it to help spread news about how Annie, Maddy and Isabelle are fighting like girls to raise money for breast cancer research.

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. At left, DESIREE VALENTINE, of Westbury, selects a shell ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12, hands to her, during a Lizzie's Army fund raiser for money to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. At left, DESIREE VALENTINE, of Westbury, selects a shell ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12, hands to her, during a Lizzie’s Army fund raiser for money to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Also, two days ago, Andrea Fitzpatrick organized the Lizzie’s Army gofundme campaign, and as of 2:18 AM EST today, it’s raised $2,480, so I feel pretty safe predicting it will not only reach but surpass its goal of $2,500.

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. @fight4thegirls is instagram account for Lizzie's Army, which paints and sells shells to raise money for breast cancer research. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. @fight4thegirls is instagram account for Lizzie’s Army, which paints and sells shells to raise money for breast cancer research. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Lizzie is currently undergoing 16 chemotherapy treatments, and is grateful for her incredible support system.


  • FEATURE PHOTO at top of post:  Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12, and friends hold a pink shell with “Fight like a Girl” written on it. Lizzie’s Army painted shells to sell to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

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instagram:  @fight4thegirls

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