MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – A 9/11 remembrance ceremony will take place on Sunday in Chautauqua County.
The program, hosted by the local American Legion and the Chautauqua County Veterans Council, is meant to honor and remember the over 3,000 Americans who were killed on September 11, 2001 when members of the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four planes and crashed them in the World Trade Center in New York City, the pentagon just outside of Washington, D.C., and a field in Western Pennsylvania.
“The horrific events of that day are well engrained in many of our minds,” said PJ Wendel, Chautauqua County Executive in a statement. “We remember the panic, devastation and unity that ensued. We remember the courageous police officers and firemen who responded to save lives and the many men and women who helped fight in our country’s war on terror. I encourage all residents to pause and take a moment this Sunday to honor and remember all those who tragically lost their lives on September 11, 2001.”
This annual program, will feature a few words from local dignitaries.
The public is encouraged to attend the ceremony outside of the Chautauqua County Courthouse, 1 N. Erie St. in Mayville, N.Y. at noon on Sunday.