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Germantown remembers 9-11 with ceremony in Palatine Park

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Germantown Boy Scout Troop 122 lowers the flag at the 9-11 ceremony. Photo by David Lee

GERMANTOWN – A 9-11 ceremony was conducted on Sunday morning at the site of the memorial in Palatine Park. In attendance were Germantown Supervisor David Helsley, New York State Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-106) and New York State Senator Michelle Hinchey (D-46), the latter speaking of the unity and call to service inspired in the months and years after the attack.

For her part, Assemblymember Barrett said that much of her memory of that time comes from the ceremonies and remembrances at that site in Germantown. She said we now have a whole generation of people who do not have direct memories of the attack.

“We need to go forward together,” she said. “It is intrinsic to who we are as Americans.”
A color guard was provided by the Jennings Willets American Legion Post 346. The Germantown Fire Department honor guard attended and the Germantown Boy Scout Troop 122 lowered the flag from full staff, reattached it to the pole and re-raised it to half staff where it would remain for the day.

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