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New Castle Memorial Service Honors First-Responders, Those Impacted By 9/11

An emotional Michael Wolfensohn speaks briefly, and chokes up trying to read the names of those from New Castle who were lost on 9/11 at Sunday's memorial service at Gedney Park.
An emotional Michael Wolfensohn speaks briefly, and chokes up trying to read the names of those from New Castle who were lost on 9/11 at Sunday's memorial service at Gedney Park. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Town of New Castle held a 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at Gedney Park in Millwood.
The Town of New Castle held a 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at Gedney Park in Millwood. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Town of New Castle held a 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at Gedney Park in Millwood.
The Town of New Castle held a 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at Gedney Park in Millwood. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Town of New Castle held a 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at Gedney Park in Millwood.
The Town of New Castle held a 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at Gedney Park in Millwood. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A fireman sheds a tear at Sunday's emotional ceremony at Gedney Park in Millwood.
A fireman sheds a tear at Sunday's emotional ceremony at Gedney Park in Millwood. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Town of New Castle held a 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at Gedney Park in Millwood.
The Town of New Castle held a 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at Gedney Park in Millwood. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Congresswoman Nita Lowey speaks at The Town of New Castle's 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at Gedney Park in Millwood.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey speaks at The Town of New Castle's 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at Gedney Park in Millwood. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Girls scouts participate in Sunday's ceremony at Gedney Park.
Girls scouts participate in Sunday's ceremony at Gedney Park. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Lt. John Vize of the New Castle Police Department presents the wreath at Sunday's memorial service.
Lt. John Vize of the New Castle Police Department presents the wreath at Sunday's memorial service. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

NEW CASTLE, N.Y. - The Town of New Castle held a 9/11 memorial service Sunday afternoon at Gedney Park in Millwood.

This year’s program paid particular tribute to first responders – those in uniform and those selfless citizens who ran towards danger to help in the face of this unspeakable tragedy, according to Supervisor Rob Greenstein.

The Horace Greeley Madrigal Choir performed the National Anthem, and speakers included Assembly Member David Buchwald, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and Greenstein.

"Ill never forget where I was when I got a tap on the shoulder in the Capital," Lowey told Daily Voice, recalling the tragic day. "They said a plane hit the World Trade Center. Then, a few minutes later, we got another tap on the shoulder - and we all were told to run.

"When I think about it, what I remember most is paying condolence calls," Lowey added. "The long lines of people surrounding those who lost their loved ones with love. I'll never forget the churches and the synagogues, the homes of people who were just trying to say to those who lost loved ones that we love you, and we support you. And together we say - may this never happen again."

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