September 11th has been designated as a "National Day of Reflection and Remembrance". Below are numerous events taking place throughout the NEWS10 viewing area. All events are listed in chronological order of start times. The location is listed before each event.
Check times before you plan to attend - the earliest even begins at 6:30am.
ALBANY - Albany Academies Cadet Corps. will place 2,777 flags - one for each American that died on 9/11 - starting at 6:30 a.m. at the Albany Academies' front lawn on 135 Academy Road in Albany. A moment of silence will be observed at silence at 10 a.m.
PITTSFIELD, Ma. - A memorial mass will be held at the St. Charles Church on Briggs Avenue with Pittsfield Fire Department Chaplain Father Peter Gregory. The mass begins at 9 a.m.
GLENS FALLS - Mayor John Diamond, Senator Betty Little, Congressman Scott Murphy, Fire Chief Raymond Ives and others will hold a ceremony from 9:48 a.m to 10:04 a.m. A piece of a steel girder from the World Trade Center Towers will be on display.
THROUGHOUT THE AREA - The Annual Letter Carriers Fall Harvest Food Drive will also take place. People are encouraged to leave non-perishable food items near their mailboxes Friday to be picked up by United States Postal Service letter carriers and distributed to local food pantries. All Schenectady donations will be given to Schenectady Inner City Ministry food pantry.
QUEENSBURY - The Adirondack Saratoga Chapter of the Red Cross is seeking donations at the Glens Falls YMCA in Queensbury (not the Armory in Glens Falls as in previous years). There will be a ceremony Glens Falls mayor, other officials. Ceremony at 10:30 a.m.; a blood drive will start at 11:30 a.m.
RENSSELAER - The Rensselaer Fire Department will hold a ceremony at 11:00am.
SCHENECTADY - The St. George Greek Orthodox Church will hold a memorial service at 11:00am. The ceremony will be officiated by the Rev. Fr. Paul Panos, who aided in the rescue efforts at Ground Zero. The church is located at 107 Clinton Street in Schenectady.
ALBANY - The New York State Office of General Services will hold a rememberance ceremony with Colonel Neil Skow, a former NYC firefighter who lost colleagues in the attack. Mayor Jerry Jennings and other officials will be present. Event in the East Capitol Park at the New York State Capitol (Rain location: South Concourse, Empire State Plaza). Event begins at 11 a.m.
BENNINGTON, Vt. - A full memorial ceremony will begin at 11:00am on the greens and gazebo at the Vermont Veterans Home on 325 North Street/Route 7. 89 doves will be released at 12:00pm (4,200 doves will be simultaneously released across the country at the same time). As the doves are released, church bells will ring throughout Bennington.
GUILDERLAND, NISKAYUNA - More Red Cross blood drives will take place in Guilderland (1 to 6 p.m.) and in Niskayuna (2 to 7 p.m.).
GLENVILLE - The Water's Edge Lighthouse at 2 Freemans Bridge Road will host the third annual "Never Forget" ceremony to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The even will take place at the September 11 memorial on the Lighthouse's grounds. The memorial features a beam salvaged from the World Trade Center, a plaque bearing names of Schenectady County victims and a giant American flag. Congressman Paul Tonko, Assemblymen Jim Tedisco and George Amedore and more will be present. Ceremony begins at 4 p.m.
COLONIE - Capital Region NY 2 Blue Star Mothers of America will hold their third annual Freedom Walk at the Crossings in Colonie. Town Supervisor Paula Mahan and other officials will be present. The one mile walk will begin at 6 p.m.
HALFMOON - The town will hold a remembrance ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in Abele Memorial Park on Harris Road.
BROADALBIN - a Patriots Day Ceremony will be held at the Broadalbin Firehouse, on the corner of Route 20 and Pine Street, beginning at 7 p.m.
WARRENSBURG - The Warrensburg Fire Department will hold their annual September 11 ceremonies at the Floyd Bennett Bandstand. All area fire, EMS, VFW, legion members and the public are invited to the ceremony. Any fire department (members in full dress will be escorted from the fire station to the bandstand by bag pipes. The full dress ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., department members are asked to be at the Warrensburg station by 6:30 p.m. to be included. Apparatus welcomed.
LATHAM - Rumors Salon & Day Spa and Rumors IV MEN will offer free haircuts to police, fire, EMT's and emergency crisis volunteers on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12. Appointments are recommended and can be made by contacting Rumors IV MEN at (518) 782-4636 or Rumors Salon & Day Spa at (518) 786-1777.