Patchogue’s 9/11 memorial will be virtual; streaming starts at 11 a.m


The third installment of Patchogue’s Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony is going virtual this year, as village leaders wanted to keep the memorial going while keeping coronavirus containment measures in mind.

The ceremony will be streamed live on the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page. The stream starts at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

“We invite you to watch as we remember those from Patchogue who were affected by the events of 9-11,” village officials said in a statement. “This is an opportunity for those that cannot get out to local events or unable to travel to remember and honor those who were lost, injured and affected by the 9-11 attacks.

Guest speakers will include:

Master of Ceremony Dave Rogers CMDR VFW Post 2913 and WTC First Responder

Prayers by Charles Ferrera, VFW member and WTC First Responder

Special guests:

NY State Senator Monica Martinez

NY State Assemblyman Jo De Stefano

Suffolk County Presiding Officer Rob Calarco

Civilian Aide to the Army Chief of Staff Steve Castleton

Mayor of Patchogue Paul Pontieri

Brookhaven Town Councilman Neil Foley

Color Guard, Taps and Rifle Detail:

Taps by Mike Amodio VFW Post 2913

Flag Detail by VFW Post 2913, American Legion Post 269, AMVETS Post 111

Rifle Detail by AMVETS Post 111