A silver bell rang loud 43 times in Heckscher Park on Sunday. Each of the rings signified one of the 43 people who lived in the Town of Huntington and died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks 15 years ago.
Officials from across the Town of Huntington were joined in the Huntington park by a crowd consisting of family members of the deceased, and onlookers who stopped to pay their respects.
Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone began the reading of the names, and was followed by council members Susan Berland, Eugene Cook, Tracey Edwards, and Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia.
Bagpiper Tom Murphy closed the ceremony with a performance of “Amazing Grace.”
In the quiet moments after, many people solemnly walked through the town’s 9/11 Memorial.