Bayside Hills Civic Association to Conduct 9/11 Ceremony 7:00 P.M. – Monday, September 11, 2017
Yes, once again it is time to announce our annual BHCA 9/11 observance, 7:00 PM at our Memorial Garden, which is located on the north side of Horace Harding Expressway at Bell Boulevard. Our guest list will include our elected officials,
In addition to these luminaries, special guests who have been invited include 111th Precinct Commanding Office Capt. William McBride, representing the NYPD, local clergy represented by Rabbi Charles Agin, Emeritus Rabbi, Free Synagogue of Flushing and St. Robert Bellarmine Parish’s Emeritus Reverend Monsignor Martin T. Geraghty.
The Boy Scouts of America, as is our tradition, will be in charge of the colors, we'll have the singing of our National Anthem, flags will be distributed, patriotic music will be played, and you will be asked to bring candles preferably in a glass, to place around our plaque.
I would be remiss in not thanking the Lupo family of the L’Italiano Trattoria, located at 216-01 Horace Harding Boulevard (at Bell Boulevard). Since the restaurant is directly adjacent to the Bayside Hills Memorial, they have been considerate enough to spend a great deal of time watering around the monument and we thank them for that. They also take the time to remove weeds and debris that have accumulated around the area. In the past, as you may remember, L’Italiano Trattoria has supplied the assembled 9/11participants with food from their restaurant.
In addition of course our heartfelt thanks goes out to the BHCA Beautification Committee, chaired by Ronald Keil of Keil Bros at Garden World, for maintaining and enhancing the appearance of the Memorial Garden site throughout the year.
Of all our activities, and for obvious reasons, a great deal of effort has been taken to make this event very special, so a great turnout is always appreciated. Please take the time to remember and reflect on the tragic events that happened 16 years ago that day. As always, it will be a poignant, memorable evening