Common Ground in Sayville will host 9/11 memorial ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11


The Sayville Common Ground at Rotary Park will host a 9/11 Moonlight Memorial Service at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers and killed nearly 3,000 people in New York City, Washington, D.C., and rural Pennsylvania.

Attendees should bring comfortable seating, along with raincoats and umbrellas in the event of rain, organizers said. There will not be a rain date.

The ceremony includes speakers, music and a candlelight Labyrinth Walk.

A memorial stone at the park reads: “This precious park, conceived in the wake of September 11, 2001, is lovingly offered and maintained by the community. May it stand as a breathing testament to the infinite possibilities present when good people cherish their entire village as home and their neighbor as family. Like the splendid gardens it houses, may it flourish and grow.”

Seven people from the Greater Sayville area were killed on Sept. 11.

Local 9/11 victims

Richard Prunty, 57, of Sayville was a battalion chief with the Second Battalion of the FDNY.

Lincoln Quappe, 38, of Sayville was a firefighter with the FDNY’s Rescue Co. 2 in Brooklyn and a local volunteer firefighter.

Brendan F. McCabe, 40, of Sayville was a vice president with Fiduciary Trust International.

Patrick O’Keefe, 44, of Oakdale was an FDNY firefighter.

Glenn Pettit, 30, of Oakdale was a television news cameraman and freelance photographer.

William J. Mahoney, William, 38, of Bohemia was a firefighter with Rescue Co. 4 in Elmhurst, Queens.

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Glenn E. Wilkinson, 46, of Bayport was an FDNY firefighter.

The Common Ground is located between Gillette and Candee avenues in Sayville.