Four More Lower Manhattan Events To Commemorate The 20th Anniversary Of 9/11
Last month, we gave notice about six Lower Manhattan events set to acknowledge the upcoming 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Since then, four more have been announced. See the following events to honor mourners and those who want to pay their respects to the victims.
The boatlift of 9/11 was the largest water evacuation in history. In today’s commemoration, vessels will board around noon, gather south of Governors Island, sail past the Statue of Liberty and north on the Hudson River. Early afternoon.
Shoreside ceremony, blessing of the fleet, vessel procession (see above). VIP speakers will honor those who participated in the 9/11 Boatlift. (1pm-2:30pm. American Merchant Mariners’ Monument, Battery Park.)
Special gathering of the 9/11 community, on the eve of this year’s commemoration. During these hours, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will be reserved exclusively for 9/11/01 and 2/26/93 family members, family members of individuals who are sick or who have died from 9/11-related illnesses, 9/11 rescue and recovery workers, active duty first responders, 9/11 survivors, active-duty military and veterans, Lower Manhattan residents and business owners, and active and retired flight crew members. Reservations are required. 2pm-5pm
9am morning mass; 4pm mass of remembrance. Bishop Edmund Whalen, Vicar for Manhattan will be the main celebrant. The church will be open all day for private prayer. The first recorded casualty of 9/11, Fr Michael Judge (Chaplain to the NY Firefighters), was laid in front of the altar on that fateful day. (22 Barclay Street)Tags: september 11