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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, Stephen Gerard 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.


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Mineola, NY, USA. March 5, 2012. At Nassau County Legislature meeting when legislators vote to confirm Thomas Dale as Police Commissioner and to consolidate 8 police precincts into 4, are, L-R, Nassau PBA President JAMES CARVER, PBA's Sergeant-at-arms JAMES McDERMOTT, and President of Superior Officers (SOA) GARY LEARNED.

Nassau County Legislature Votes to Close 4 of 8 Police Precincts

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
March 6, 2012

Since it wasn’t surprising I was at the Nassau County Legislative Building for much of the day – from before noon until after 5 PM yesterday – I should have brought more food than a small coconut bar, especially since the meals others brought in were off-limits for my gluten-free diet.

The Nassau County Legislature voted to Close 4 of 8 Police Precincts, many hours into their Monday, March 5, 2012 meeting, which was so well attended by residents and Press that it was often Standing Room Only.

Mineola, New York, USA. March 5, 2012. Newly confirmed Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale speaks at podium. (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann- Parry.com)

Mineola, New York, USA. March 5, 2012. Newly confirmed Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale speaks at podium. (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

The 19 legislators voted along party lines, with the 10 Republicans voting YES and the 9 Democrats voting NO to CLOSE the police precincts and – earlier in the meeting – to CONFIRM THOMAS DALE as Nassau County Police Commissioner.

Mineola, NY, USA. March 5, 2012. L-R, Nassau PBA President JAMES CARVER, PBA's Sergeant-at-arms JAMES McDERMOTT, and President of Superior Officers (SOA) GARY LEARNED attend Nassau County Legislature meeting when legislators vote to confirm Thomas Dale as Police Commissioner and to consolidate 8 police precincts into four.  (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. March 5, 2012. L-R, Nassau PBA President JAMES CARVER, PBA’s Sergeant-at-arms JAMES McDERMOTT, and President of Superior Officers (SOA) GARY LEARNED attend Nassau County Legislature meeting when legislators vote to confirm Thomas Dale as Police Commissioner and to consolidate 8 police precincts into four.  (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Nassau County Legislators who Voted YES to CLOSE 4 Police Precincts:

  • JOSEPH SCANNELL – LD 5
  • FRANCIS X. BECKER  – LD 6
  • HOWARD J KOPEL  – LD 7
  • VINCENT MUSCARELLA – LD 8
  • RICHARD J. NICOLELLO  LD 9
  • PETER SCHMITT – LD 12
  • NORMA GONSALVES – LD 13
  • JOSEPH BELESI – LD 14
  • DENNIS DUNNE, Sr. – LD 15
  • ROSE MARIE WALKER – LD 17

Nassau County Legislators who Voted NO to CLOSE 4 of 8 Police Precincts:

  • KEVAN ABRAHAMS – LD 1
  • ROBERT TROIANO – LD 2
  • CARRIÉ SOLAGES  – LD 3
  • DENISE FORD  – LD 4
  • JUDI BOSWORTH  – LD 10
  • WAYNE WINK, Jr. – LD 11
  • JUDITH JACOBS  – LD 16
  • DELIA DERIGGI-WHITTON –  LD 18
  • DAVID DENENBERG  – LD 19
Mineola, NY, USA. March 5, 2012. Milagros Vicente (at podium) a North Valley Stream resident, spoke against closing precincts, and Nassau County Legislature, controlled by Republicans, voted along party lines to consolidate 8 police precincts into 4, on Monday, March 5, 2012, at Mineola, New York, USA.  (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com) (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. March 5, 2012. Milagros Vicente (at podium) a North Valley Stream resident, spoke against closing precincts, and Nassau County Legislature, controlled by Republicans, voted along party lines to consolidate 8 police precincts into 4, on Monday, March 5, 2012, at Mineola, New York, USA.  (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

And the pizza wafting from the waiting room outside the Legislative Chambers smelled really good.


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