That’s how many men and women from the Town of Islip lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. And 18 years later, their hometown still remembers.
On Wednesday, 90 American flags were planted at Veterans Memorial Park outside Islip Town Hall to honor the terror victims with a yearly 9/11 memorial ceremony.
During the tribute, local first responders marched to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.
The services in Islip Hamlet were led by Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter and other members of the Town Board, with representation from the local volunteer fire departments, the Suffolk police, and ambulance corps.
“Although nearly two decades have passed since that fateful day, we continue to mourn, honor, and remember the lives of all those lost during these attacks, especially the 90 brothers and sisters from the Town of Islip,” said Carpenter to the large gathering.
Those 90 Islip residents names were read out loud to an attentive crowd.
The commemoration finished with a memorial wreath being placed upon the 9/11 Memorial at Town Hall, which features a piece from the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
“I would like to thank each and every one of you for participating in what has become an important tradition here in Islip,” said Carpenter.
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