9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies Around the Capital Region


Remembrance ceremonies are scheduled across the Capital Region Tuesday to mark 17 years since the September 11th attacks. 

The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

New York State Museum

222 Madison Ave

Albany, NY


The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response details the history of the World Trade Center, the September 11 attacks, the rescue efforts, the evidence recovery operation at the Fresh Kills facility, and the public response to the September 11th events. The exhibition includes many objects, images, videos, and interactive stations documenting this tragic chapter in New York and America’s history.


Roxbury 9/11 Memorial

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

12:00 pm

Town Square

Roxbury, NY

Presented by the Ralph S. Ives Legion Post 1785 and the Roxbury Fire Department.

Troy, N.Y.

On Tuesday, September 11, members of the Troy community, local officials and representatives of the Troy Fire and Police Departments will gather to reflect on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. There will be a brief ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial Park located at 112th Street and 1st Avenue, in memory of the nearly 3,000 victims and first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

This is a public event and all are invited to attend. Please arrive by 8:30 a.m.

East Greenbush Patriot’s Day Memorial Ceremony

Each year since 2002, the Melvin Roads Post 1231 American Legion has hosted ceremonies commemorating the tragic events of September 11th, 2001 when the World Trade Center, The Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 were attacked by terrorists killing close to 3,000 innocent civilians and first responders with over 6,000 persons injured.  President George W. Bush marked this as Patriot Day and has since been observed as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.  At 12Noon, at the Post, a solemn program of remembrance will be presented, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend The Clinton Heights Fire Department will toll the bell in commemoration of the firefighters who gave their all on the first September 11th.  The Post is located at 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, at the intersection of Hampton Avenue.  Last year over 100 persons attended this annual event.

What:  Memorial Ceremony on the occasion of Patriot Day 2018

When: Tuesday, September 11th, 2018, at 12Noon

Where: Melvin Roads Post 1231 American Legion, 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY

12th Annual 9/11 Tribute Ceremony at The Waters Edge Lighthouse Memorial Site

The Waters Edge Lighthouse at 2 Freeman’s Bridge Road, Glenville, will once again host a ceremony commemorating the lives lost on September 11, 2001 at its 9/11 Memorial on the banks of the Mohawk River.

The event will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Members of the armed forces and representatives from local police and fire departments will attend the ceremony.

For more information, call 518.370.5300 or visit www.thewatersedgelighthouse.com.

Town of Halfmoon to Hold 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony at Abele Memorial Park

The Town of Halfmoon will hold a Patriot Day Ceremony on September 11, 2018.

The ceremony will take place at the Abele Memorial Park on Harris Road and will begin promptly at 6:00pm. The solemn ceremony will include prayer and reflection on the events of September 11, 2001, Fire Department and Emergency Service Personnel, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and members from the community. This year marks the 17th anniversary of the tragic attack on the United States of America.

The Town of Halfmoon has proudly held these ceremonies since September 11, 2002.

Harris Road will be blocked for traffic between Stage Run and the entrance of the Town Hall Complex prior to the ceremony to allow Emergency Responders to make a procession to the ceremony.

The ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Saugerties 9/11 Salute

9/11 salute to uniformed public service and the 17th anniversary ceremony

Tuesday September 11, 2018

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Cantine veterans Memorial Complex

Saugerties, N.Y.

This event is open to the public

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The City of Saratoga Springs invites the community to a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at High Rock Park on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. The ceremony, hosted by Mayor Meg Kelly, will be held at the Tempered by Memory sculpture at 8:30 a.m.

The observance begins with a welcome from Commander Christopher J. Tejeda, Commanding Officer of the US Naval Support Activity in Saratoga Springs.  A color guard from the Saratoga Springs Police Department, Saratoga Springs Fire Department and US Navy will follow.

A moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. will symbolize when the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The National Anthem will be sung by Keri Alonzo, and other music will be provided by Rick and Sharon Bolton. The keynote speech will be delivered by Shawn J. Patrick, brother of local 9/11 hero James Matthew Patrick (who passed at age 30 while employed by Cantor Fitzgerald).

Comprised of five pieces of twisted steel from the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Tempered by Memory sculpture was created by Noah Savitz in collaboration with John Van Alstine.

Please join us, to remember.

Hudson Valley Community College (Troy, N.Y.)

9/11 Memorial and Reflection

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., various locations as noted

Student Activities provides students, faculty and staff an opportunity to reflect on the tragic event and its lasting impact on their lives.

10 a.m. to noon, Maureen Stapleton Theatre
A video documentary commemorating the 9/11 assault will be shown.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Siek Campus Center
A banner will be available for those who wish to express and share their thoughts.

Noon at the Peace Pole (located in front of the Siek Campus Center)
The campus community is invited for a moment of silence to honor and pay tribute to victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.

Schenectady 9/11 Solemn Tribute Service

WHERE: Bridge Christian Church – 735 Crane Street, Schenectady

WHEN: Tuesday, September 11th – Light refreshments at 6:30PM with program at 7PM

WHO: Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Pastor James Bookhout, special musical performance and guest speakers

Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Heinrich and Lieutenant Colonel Warren Ratis of the NY Wing Civil Air Patrol, AMVETS Post 35 and local veterans, Schenectady Boy Scout Troop 3054

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