Sept. 11: Spiritual Healing and Reflection Ceremonies Throughout New York City

For many, Sept. 11, 2001, remains etched in the memory as if it were yesterday. This is a day that can never be forgotten because of the loss of lives and the personal experiences that people suffered during that catastrophe. There are many ceremonies and spiritual observances that will be held either on Sept. 11, 2011, or close to this date to help people to deal with their feelings toward this day. Here are some of the ceremonies of remembrance and healing that are being held in New York.

FDNY 10th Anniversary Memorial Service

This Memorial Service will be held at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on Sept. 10 for fire department and EMS personnel and their families. The cathedral is on 460 Madison Ave. This service will be held to honor firefighters who perished in 9/11 and it is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. There will be a dinner at 6 p.m. for Fire Department Squad 18 families. Due to street closings, parking will be limited.

Battery Park Flags of Honor

The NYC Memorial Field will be opened to the public with a display of 3,000 flags in honor of the people that died on Sept. 11. This memorial field will be available to the public to pay their respects from Sept. 8 to Sept. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. The names of all the victims will be displayed on each of the flags. Battery Park, which is at Battery Place and State Street, has many parking garages around it.

Hand in Hand: Remembering 9/11

Community Board 1 has organized Hand in Hand 9/11 service, which will allow residents and guests of Lower Manhattan to come together and hold hands “in unity and remembrance” of Sept. 11, 2001. The idea is to form a human chain across the Lower West Side of Manhattan. This gathering will begin at 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 10. This is a free event but registration is required. Information and directions on where the Hand in Hand ceremony will be held will be given out upon registration. There are various parking facilities available on the Lower West Side of Manhattan.

Sept. 11, 2001, is a day that will remain in the minds of people all over the world for years to come. It is also a day that does not have to be spent alone in reflection. There are a variety of ceremonies and services all over New York.

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