Cortland, Homer Gatherings To Remember 18th Anniversary Of 9/11

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Wednesday marks the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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(WXHC photo from Cortland 9/11 memorial unveiling)

The city of Cortland will commemorate the fateful day with a special ceremony in Courthouse Park, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the new 9/11 memorial site unveiled on last year’s 17th anniversary.

That ceremony was attended by NYS Senator James Seward and NYPD Deputy Chief Theresa Tobin, along with local officials and members of local law enforcement.

(Click here to read the story about last year’s unveiling)

Wednesday morning’s ceremony will feature retired National Guard Col. Kevin Forney, who served as head of security at Ground Zero.

The event will follow along chronologically with the actual times each plane went down 18 years ago.

The Village of Homer will hold a ceremony at 6:00 p.m. at its memorial outside the Fire Department.

(Homer 9/11 memorial)

Their event will feature retired Air Force Col. Kim Walsh, who served at the Pentagon at the time of the attacks.

SUNY Cortland will also hold a ceremony at 7 p.m. on the steps of Corey Union.

That event is open to all students and staff, along with members of the community.

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