Centereach residents joined members of their fire department to remember those who were lost Sept, 11, 2001 in a memorial ceremony.
Held at the Centreach Fire Department’s headquarters on South Washington Avenue Sept. 11, the ceremony began with firefighter Bryan Elsesser singing the national anthem.
In addition to board of fire commissioners Chairman Thomas Doyle’s address to the crowd, a musical performance was provided by members of the Centereach High School Choir and a candlelight ceremony honored those who died.
Talat Hamdani was the first to light a candle in honor of her son Mohammad Salman Hamdani, who was a New York Police Department cadet and a first responder at Ground Zero.
After the ceremony, the fire department provided hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments for those in attendance.